REEEP-NREL Open Data Workshop

12-11-2012, 13:00, Washington, DC, United States

IBM estimates that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. In the face of this “tsunami” of digital information, more and more agencies are turning to Linked Open Data. This REEEP-NREL workshop will bring together 30 leading providers of clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate data to introduce them to the movement.

Linked Open Data is the growing movement to use the latest technologies to share pertinent, up-to-date information from a wide variety of sources – and to make all of the data free for use and re-use. Leading organisations involved in the movement include the UK Government and Dbpedia. You can see a diagram for the Linked Open Data cloud here.

This workshop will demonstrate the importance of linking open data in the clean energy sphere, and its ability to reduce replication, maximise interconnection, foster innovation, and generate new models of sustainability.

Objectives

  • bring together 30 leading providers of clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate data
  • introduce participants to the basic concepts behind Linked Open Data
  • highlight successful initiatives and existing collaborations
  • discuss common concerns, legal issues and licensing questions
  • provide insights into how it’s done and best practices
  • reach consensus on what steps would be feasible and appropriate to promote to use of linked open data in our respective organizations

Interested in attending?

Get in touch with Florian Bauer, REEEP's Operations and IT Director using the link above right.

 

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