[okfn-discuss] Apps4Climate

Sam Leon sam.leon at okfn.org
Fri Jan 20 11:37:36 UTC 2012

Hi Velichka,

This sounds really interesting. I look forward to hearing ideas. I have
also forwarded it to open-visualisation at lists.okfn.org.


On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Velichka Dimitrova <
velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I would like to draw your attention to the current Apps4Climate
> competition announced by the World Bank and ask you whether you would
> consider joining the Open Economics/Open Energy group in preparing a
> submission. Here is a short summary of the most relevant competition
> rules:
> - Each Software Application must be related to climate change, either
> to raise awareness, measure progress, or to help in some way to
> address the development challenges of climate change.
> - Each Software Application must make use of one or more of the
> datasets listed in the World Bank Data Catalog (data.worldbank.org) or
> Climate Change Knowledge Portal
> (http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/climateportal/).
> - Submissions may be any kind of software application, be it for the
> web, a personal computer, a mobile handheld device, console, SMS, or
> any software platform broadly available to the public.
> - The Competition Period ends on March 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST.
> Here are some ideas that are worth investigating:
> - We could do an app, which visualises different energy indicators for
> all countries from the World Bank database, as in
> http://energy.publicdata.eu/.
> - We could also use geo-spatial data on deforestation and build a
> world map, which tracks changes in forest area and land use as well as
> carbon dioxide emissions. There has been a project by the European
> Commission just for forest area change and just for Europe:
> http://efdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/viewer/. I am not aware of a project for
> an app, which includes the whole world.
> Is there anyone else working on this? If there are enough human
> resources we could even prepare two submissions.
> Looking forward to hear from you,
> Velichka Dimitrova
> Open Economics/Open Energy Working Group
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Sam Leon
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
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