Resource Watch Platform to Provide Data on Natural Resources
World Resources Institute and the National Geographic Society are hosting an event on how current trends in data, technology, media and human networks can inform decision-making around natural resources. The event will be livestreamed beginning at 9:00am EST on April 11, 2018.
The event features keynote speeches by Dr. Mae Jemison (former astronaut) and Gina McCarthy (former administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and speakers representing government, technology, science and media.
From the event website:
We are living in an unprecedented moment where views are increasingly polarized, false information is spread at alarming speeds, and facts are being undermined. Trust in our institutions is eroding, and the decision-makers charged with ensuring our well-being often cannot access the data they need. Policymakers, business leaders and analysts need high-quality, trusted and easily accessible data to make informed decisions about the environment and human development.
That’s why we are launching Resource Watch, a new dynamic platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future. Resource Watch, developed by World Resources Institute and over 30 partners, harnesses the data revolution to create unprecedented transparency on the pulse of the planet.
Join us to learn more about this new platform and other efforts, including by National Geographic Labs, that support science and exploration with breakthrough data and technology.
View the agenda and watch the livestream at http://www.wri.org/events/2018/04/open-data-closing-world. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #resourcewatch.