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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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  USDA, Microsoft to Launch “Innovation Challenge” to Address Food Resiliency $60,000 in Prizes Offered for Most Creative Applications Using USDA Open Data WASHINGTON, July 24, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with Microsoft to launch …

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