Terrain-AI PIs Tim McCarthy and Rowan Fealy presented Terrain-AI at the Derilinx Open Data Impact Series on 20th April. The webinar promotes awareness, adoption and use of open data in different sectors, and supports the publication of high-quality open data.
Open data has proven to be of critical importance in the fight against climate change. Weather and environmental data are key from a transparency perspective to accurately present facts at both regional, national and international levels linked to this challenge.
Open data provides the opportunity to link data of different format/sources (including meteorological, environmental – water and air, statistical, agricultural, energy etc) to better inform decision-making and deliver powerful solutions to address climate related issues.
With direct participation from Minister Smyth, the Open Data Impact Series on Climate Change included a panel of international/national speakers that shared their insights and experience on how open data is produced, shared, linked and consumed to fight climate change.
- Minister Ossian Smyth – Minister of State for Public Procurement and eGovernment
- Veronique Morin – Senior Climate Change Specialist – World Bank
- Keith Lambkin – Senior Climatologist – Met Éireann
- Jamie Cudden – Smart City Lead for Dublin County Council
- Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir – Director – MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Environmental Research Institute
- Prof. Tim McCarthy and Dr. Rowan Fealy – Terrain AI Project – NUI Maynooth
- Gavin Smith – Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry Initiative – EPA
- Charlotte O’Kelly – CEO – Techworks Marine