DATA FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

(Source: Western Digital)

This open innovation challenge harnesses the power of big data and data science to catalyze action on climate change. Data scientists, researchers, and innovators from around the world are encouraged to apply and submit their proposals at DataForClimateAction.org by 10 April 2017.

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Sustainable Development Goal on climate action (SDG 13): Climate Mitigation, Climate Adaptation, and the linkages between climate change and the broader 2030 Agenda.

UN Global Pulse and Western Digital announce data for Climate Action Challenge

This is a unique opportunity to gain unprecedented access to data sources and tools and put your skills to use for the global public good.

"Without data, we cannot enable successful global climate action", - Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, Un Global Pulse.

Whether you are a researcher, a coder, or an innovator, you can help catalyze innovation and take action on climate change.

APPLY TO THE CHALLENGE!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10 April 2017

SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: May 2017

DEVELOP SOLUTIONS: May - Sept. 2017

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: November 2017

MAKING SOLUTION REAL: Nov.&Beyond

CONTEXT : DATA FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE

Watch this short video: Introducing the Data for Climate Action Challenge with Ken Fisher of Ars Technica

UN Global Pulse and Western Digital have partnered to host an open innovation challenge that will unlock new data sources to harness data science for climate action.

In particular, this joint action aims to demonstrate that data-driven innovation can transform how society approaches one of the biggest issues we face today climate change.

By connecting data scientists to new sources of data, the Challenge will catalyze innovation in climate action and reveal the power of data analytics to support global initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by world leaders.

This is a global call to arms for data scientists, researchers, developers, IT professionals, university students and educators to help mitigate one of the most pressing issues of this generation — climate change — through the power of data.

Data for Climate Action will connect researchers around the world with data and tools from leading companies to enable data-driven climate solutions. 

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