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Open Data Climate Action Challenge Showcase

Save the date and discover 7 open data projects, tools, and applications that encourage and support climate action!


Save the date and join Smart Dublin’s webinar ‘Open Data Climate Action Challenge' on Wednesday 14 September 2022 between 12:00 – 13:00 CET! The webinar will feature a keynote speech from Professor John Sweeney, a Climatologist and a contributing author to the fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, before opening the floor to the seven shortlisted projects.

Participants in the challenge were given two months to develop tools, dashboards, analyses and applications which address the climate crisis in some shape or form.  A committee of representatives from Smart Dublin, Dublin CARO, Codema, Derilinx and the Climate Action officers of Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin County Councils was then set up to administer and oversee the competition. Seven projects were shortlisted, all relying on data published on Ireland’s National and/ or Dublin Region open data repositories and covering themes like ‘Energy & Buildings’, ‘Nature-Based Solutions’, ‘Transport’, ‘Resource Management’, and ‘Flood Resilience’.

The seven shortlisted speakers that will take the floor during the workshop are:

  • ´GoZeroWaste App`, whose aim is to support waste reduction through encouraging use of refill stations for water bottles, bulk stores for unpacketed goods, charity and second hand stores;
  • ´Nature Based Solutions Zoning Map`, an interactive map showing where deficiencies in ecosystem services and social need are to help address potential climate change effects- such as flooding;
  • ´Cycling Infrastructure Optimisation Tool`, a project that analyses data relating to active travel in order to identify optimal locations for provision of cycling infrastructure;
  • ´iAdapt Game`, a climate change adaptation awareness raising game aimed – among others – at Transition Year students;
  • ´Invasive Species Dashboard`, which visualises invasive species with a particular focus on potentially threatened woodlands;
  • ´Locations and Optimising use of Remote Working Hubs: online tool` that uses data science and machine learning approaches to help model optimal sites for locating remote hubs as well as to identify ways to increase awareness and usage of them;
  • ‘Energy Calculator Infographics’, a project combining data visualisations and narrative to illustrate how individuals and organisations can positively impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

 While shortlisted participants will receive an award to the value of €1,000, the first three placed will win an award worth respectively €5,000 (first place), €3,000 (second place), and €2,000 (third place).

Interested to learn more and to see how you can engage with one, or more, of the seven solutions? Register and join the webinar!  

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