Barbara Ubaldi, Head of the Unit, Digital Government, Open Data and Data-driven Public Sector, OECD and Arturo Rivera, Open Data Policy Analyst, OECD When hurricane Patricia made landfall near Cuixmala, Mexico, on the evening of October 23, 2015, it had …

Mexico’s future will be decidedly ‘Open’ Read more »

Living in York for the majority of my life you kind of get used to flooding, it happens frequently. With the number of floods increasing and their chances of it being a real nasty one also increasing, it might be …

Extracting #MetOffice #OpenData in #Clojure Read more »

The benefits of openness can be found around the globe. In these past few years working with local transparency activists, I have been collecting examples on how opening up data (especially government data) can help improve our lives. What I’ve …

Arguments for data transparency — a list for advocates Read more »

Partners of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative call for political leaders at COP21 to make the most obvious data open; “farmers need weather data in order to adapt to climate change”. Climate Change and Agriculture …

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Partners of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative call for political leaders at COP21 to make the most obvious data open; “farmers need weather data in order to adapt to climate change.”   What is the …

Open data & Climate change – Agriculture trends for COP21 Read more »

China’s Cabinet, the State Council publishes guidelines to promote the opening and sharing of government data to improve governance, boost innovation  and promote economic restructuring, with the aim of forging a new model of social governance. A mechanism will be …

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The Visualisation Suite at STFC’s Hartree Centre (Credit: STFC)

5 September 2015 – UK start-up company, KnowNow Information Ltd, is revolutionising how UK emergency services can plan for, and respond to, extreme weather conditions, to help save lives and millions of pounds. Using Big Data and the UK’s most …

Big Data predicts extreme weather blackspots for UK emergency services Read more »

Dutch government data should be made available for free to the public as much as possible. Public agencies should change their attitude towards the publishing of open data, the Dutch Minister of the Interior, Ronald Plasterk said. They are often …

Dutch minister calls for more government data to be published Read more »

Young boys cool off in a weir on the Berounka river close to a village of Dobrichovice, Czech Republic, Thursday, August 6, 2015. Image: Petr David Josek/Associated Press By Andrew Freedman2015-08-12 18:13:52 UTC It’s been a cruel, cruel summer for …

Global warming-related heat wave roasts Europe while death toll rises from India to Japan Read more »

For years, meteorology students learned their craft at the tip of a colored pencil, laboriously contouring observed data by hand. While many forecasters still practice this art, computers have changed operations, research, and education. Open source software and open data …

Open source and open data empower modern meteorologists Read more »