[open-economics] OKFN Climate and Energy Hackday

Velichka Dimitrova velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org
Mon Feb 6 12:45:52 UTC 2012

Hi everybody,

I would like to invite to take part in the OKFN Climate and Energy Hackday
- please pick up a date that suits you at:

The application we build can be submitted to the Apps4Climate competition -
down below is the information I have sent earlier.

All academic disciplines are welcome: climate and social scientists, data
journalists and interested citizens. The Hackday is initiated by the Open
Economics Working Group, yet other interest and working groups are also

Please forward to relevant mailing lists and contacts.


Velichka Dimitrova
Open Economics Working Group Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Twitter: @okfnecon, @vndimitrova
Website: www.openeconomics.net

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Velichka Dimitrova <
velichka.dimitrova at cantab.net> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Velichka Dimitrova <velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org>
> Date: 21 January 2012 13:42
> Subject: Fwd: [okfn-discuss] Apps4Climate
> To: "dirk.heine" <dirk.heine at okfn.org>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Hirst <david at davidhirst.com>
> Date: 17 January 2012 11:06
> Subject: Re: [okfn-discuss] Apps4Climate
> To: Open Knowledge Foundation discussion list
> <okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org>, open-economics at lists.okfn.org,
> geo-discuss at lists.okfn.org
> A fascinating idea.
> Is it likely to be possible to do a world / continental version of the DECC
> 2050 pathways model?
> http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/tackling/2050/2050.aspx. This model
> is
> UK oriented, and written for Excel (ugh), but it claims to be "Open
> Source".
> The data is probably available, but is mostly under IEA copyright. The
> project could work to release it.
> Might it be worth some liaison with
> http://www.fateoftheworld.net/community.
> It is not a game I have properly learned yet (the world so far always ends
> in catastrophe!) but there may be scope for enhancing it and its data
> sources.
> Regards
> David
> David Hirst
> !-!?!-Hirst Solutions Limited
> Mobile:  +44 7831 405443
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okfn-discuss-bounces at lists.okfn.org
> [mailto:okfn-discuss-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Velichka
> Dimitrova
> Sent: 16 January 2012 11:08
> To: open-economics at lists.okfn.org; okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org;
> geo-discuss at lists.okfn.org
> Subject: [okfn-discuss] Apps4Climate
> 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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Velichka Dimitrova
Open Economics Working Group Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Twitter: @okfnecon, @vndimitrova
Website: www.openeconomics.net
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