[open-sustainability] Ideas for data projects related to climate change

Christopher Martin [PRE] C.A.Martin at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Feb 6 14:23:49 UTC 2013

Hi Pierre and Jonathan,

This paper is roughly in the space you are discussing so might be of interest - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421512005423. I have research interests in both open data and energy transitions, so am very interested in opportunities in this area.

Kind regards



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Subject: Re: [open-sustainability] Ideas for data projects related to climate change

Dear Pierre,

This all sounds excellent.

I was initially thinking of doing small projects around key datasets related to various aspects of CO2 emissions and climate change (perhaps along the likes of our Europe's Energy project [1]).

But your suggestion sounds great, and I look forward to hearing more! :-)

All the best,


[1] http://energy.publicdata.eu/

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Pierre Chrzanowski <pierre.chrzanowski at gmail.com<mailto:pierre.chrzanowski at gmail.com>> wrote:
Hi Jonathan,

In response to your thread [1].

Here in France has just started a national and "want to be open" debate on energy transition which is supposed to end with a proposal for a policy framework on energy transition by the end of June [2].

So, I am thinking of launching as simple one-stop shop website (transition-energetique.okfn.fr<http://transition-energetique.okfn.fr>) on content related to energy transition that could feed the debate.

Content could include: public and scientific datasets, scientific papers, dataviz and press or blog articles that highlight the debate with a good usage of open content.
All of these should be curated by a group of independent people with skills in energy policy, economics, sustainable development.

The main steps of the projects would be to :
- set up an Energy Transition group on the datahub and/or a on the new French datahub beta.nosdonnees.fr<http://beta.nosdonnees.fr> for public and scientific data on energy transition
- set up a similar group for open access articles (which platform to use?)
- set up a google spreadsheet + listify or something similar for dataviz and blog and articles
- set up the website transition-energetique.okfn.fr<http://transition-energetique.okfn.fr> that will embed all this content in a engaging way
- set the the group of curators

Regarding the timeframe of the debate, this is something that we would like to launch by the end of February / start of March.

Of course, this is something that could help us to call for CO2 data disclosure in the French Context and beyond.

What do you think ?
Do you have similar projects in mind ?

[1] http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/open-sustainability/2013-February/000050.html
[2] http://www.transition-energetique.gouv.fr/

Pierre Chrzanowski
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