Tag: Climate Change

Open Data Can Help Feed a Hungry World

Percentage of the population suffering from undernourishment, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report. Climate change will likely exacerbate food insecuri…

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Fighting Climate Change: The Ultimate Data Challenge

The Paris Agreement on climate change announced on December 12 has been hailed as a triumph of diplomacy and international cooperation. It was all that – and it was also proof of the power of data. Decades of data on

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Using Data as a policy maker – Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts about an event: Using Data as a policy maker, which was held in Winchester, in November 2015. Using data for policy – Aha! Wearing my ‘Open Data Aha!‘ hat*, I teamed

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Open data reveal Bristol’s attitude to climate change

The world is getting warmer, the Arctic sea ice is melting and today’s atmospheric C02 concentration is higher than any time in the last 800,000 years. In a week that sees 195 world leaders and more than 40,000 delegates meeting

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What can global temperature data tell us?

(This article was first published on Radford Neal’s blog » R Programming, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Debates about anthropogenic climate change often centre around data on changes in global temperatures over the last few decades. There are good scientific

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CTA AgriHack in Durban

As one of GODAN’s components is innovation, we aim to explore opportunities and challenges that arise from using datasets and encourage youth to innovate. GODAN will sponsor the CTA AgriHack Durban Hackathon Challenge winners for the Best Use of Open

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GODAN to attend COP21 climate change conference in Paris

The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative has announced it is committed to attending the high-profile twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change conference which will be held in Paris, France from the

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Will politicians embrace open data at the COP21 climate talks?

As delegates prepare to descend on Paris, scientists launch groundbreaking initiatives to monitor climate change At the end of the month, world governments will convene at the UN COP21 conference in Paris for the next round of binding emission commitments

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New routes open up data for Jamaican farmers

New routes open up data for Jamaican farmers By Imogen Mathers If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or click here to download[11.3 MB] Farming is a sector where access to information has the

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A Six Month Update on How We’ve Been Using Data, and How it Benefits All Americans

My team is helping federal departments and agencies as they work to ensure: (1) they are using data to benefit all Americans; and (2) they using the data available responsibly. Ensuring Data Science Benefits All Americans Good data science and

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