European Peatlands & Policies Open Data Mapathon 2024 – April 6th

Join the DSI / Insight research unit, Analytics for Sustainable Policy towards Environment and Climate Transition (ASPECT), for the first European Peatlands & Policies Open Data Mapathon on the 6th of April in Galway and online.

At Derilinx, we’re excited to lend our expertise in Open Data to support and collaborate on the organisation of this Mapathon. This collaboration is driven by our environmental and social-value responsibility within the OGP Framework for Technical Services for Open Data and Data Management, underscoring our commitment to dedicating a percentage of our hours back to the community, specifically for environmental and social projects It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to contribute and make a positive difference!

During the event, participants will be mapping peatlands and policies right across the continent to help to improve biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by combining geospatial datasets with open datasets with links to relevant policy documents. This hands-on event will help us better understand, protect and restore our peatlands.

The event format is hybrid and will take place in Galway and online across Europe. Whether you’re a seasoned mapper or a newbie, come and contribute to mapping peatlands and policies using open data. There is a technical support team and training will be provided. You don’t need to be a tech wizard.

1st prize €1,200, 2nd prize €800, 3rd prize €400. Special Heritage Award €200.

You can find all the information and register in the “European Peatlands & Policies Open Data Mapathon” event page.

You can learn more about the Mapathon, its requirements and find links to the tutorial playlist in this Google Doc.

Join us! All you need is a laptop, some enthusiasm, and get ready to map away.

The main sponsor of the Mapathon is the Department of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform in Ireland via the Open Data Engagement Fund.

More about the organiser

The DSI / Insight research unit, Analytics for Sustainable Policy towards Environment and Climate Transition (ASPECT) focuses on using data analytics using trustworthy AI & ML principles to research and develop sustainability evidence-based policy tools and techniques to provide support for key environmental stakeholders and decision makers. The unit conducts research into sustainabile, dynamic and smart policy making and specialises in policy relating to sustainability, energy, wetlands and peatlands.

More about the  OGP Framework for Technical Services for Open Data and Data Management for Irish Public Sector

On January 24th 2022 the Office of Government Procurement made effective a procurement framework to facilitate Irish Public Sector Bodies access to specialist Open Data and Data Sharing skills and platforms – awarded to Derilinx and the Open Data Institute.

This Framework supports the provision of technical services for Open Data and Data Management and it is divided in 3 different areas: Data Management, Data Platform Solution and Ad-hoc Consultancy Advice and Support.

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