Advancing the Data Lifecycle

Advancing the Data Lifecycle

Organizer: 
Hoi-Fei Mok
ICLEI USA
Time Slot: 
Luncheon Sessions Day 2
Session Type: 
Working Group
Abstract: 

Among the diverse actors working in climate adaptation there are diverse information needs. Accelerating action among these actors requires that data and knowledge flows seamlessly across individuals and institutions working at different scales. Strides have been made to ensure shared information architectures among curators of tools and datasets to better connect science providers, boundary organizations, and practitioners. These can be extended to build bridges between the work of practitioners to finance institutions, researchers, and movement building campaigns. Connecting the latter players in the data lifecycle is crucial for informing and supporting further development of the next generation of tools and resources. By incorporating the information needs of others, the value of the work each actor performs becomes more valuable to the field. The session will be facilitated by ICLEI USA, Azavea, EcoAdapt, Adaptation International, UNC Asheville, Georgetown Climate Center, American Society of Adaptation Professionals, and others.

Co-organizers:

Jessica Cahail, Azavea
Beth Gibbons, American Society for Adaptation Professionals
Jessica Grannis, Georgetown Climate Center
Sascha Petersen , Adaptation International
Mike Steinhoff, ICLEI USA
Sierra Woodruff, Texas A&M University