08.05.2014 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Big Data Climate Challenge - Call for Submissions Open!

Scientists, technologists and citizens from around the world are invited to submit recently implemented or published projects that use Big Data and analytics to address real world impacts of climate change. Winning projects will be featured at the United Nations Climate Summit in September 2014.

The Call for Submissions is now open for the Big Data Climate Challenge, hosted by United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Team and UN Global Pulse as part of the 2014 Climate Summit.

The Climate Summit, hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and taking place on 23 September 2014, will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level to drive climate action. The goal of the Climate Summit is to catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for an ambitious global agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.

The Big Data Climate Challenge seeks to highlight data-driven evidence to drive climate action, building public understanding of how Big Data can help show the economic implications of climate impact and opportunities to manage climate risks.

A Technical Advisory Board with high-profile experts from both the UN System and fields of Big Data, climate and sustainable development will evaluate submissions and help select the winning projects. Winning projects will be showcased at the Climate Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 23 September 2014, and shared internationally through UN media, the Big Data Climate Challenge website and public outreach.

Submissions must include evidence of validity and be founded in the use of quantitative data. Applications will be accepted until 1 June 2014.

For more information, please visit www.unglobalpulse.org/big-data-climate or contact Sara Cornish (sara(at)unglobalpulse.org) with any questions.

We look forward to your participation in the Big Data Climate Challenge.

The website is also up for the Big Data Climate Challenge. Your bios and photos will be posted this week. http://unglobalpulse.org/bigclimate/

Please use hashtag #bigdataclimate in social media. Here are two sample Tweets:

Submit your data-driven project to the #BigDataClimate Challenge hosted by @unglobalpulse and UN #ClimateSummit. http://www.unglobalpulse.org/big-data-climate

#CallforProjects using #BigData for #climate action. Submit by June 1: http://www.unglobalpulse.org/big-data-climate #BigDataClimate #ClimateSummit

Apply now

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