Part of ODI Leeds' mission, right from its inception, has been to focus upon the massive challenges that face us all. Climate emergency is one of those challenges and something that we are passionate about. You can see below links to and assets created by our work over the last 5 and a half years. This November we are accelerating our work in this domain with our sponsors, partners, and also an open invite for anyone else to join in with #PlanetData. This is all about doing and action so please join in.
At ODI Leeds, we are 'radically open.' #PlanetData will help you and your organisations to work in the open, share your data and your work, let others reach in and help improve the overall outcome. This is participation without permissions and removing the barriers to entry. We've seen the benefits to this approach and it has become a core aspect of everything we do. Now imagine that we apply this to the challenge of the climate crisis. There are lots of people working on various projects right now but perhaps don't have access to data - it either doesn't exist yet or isn't being shared.
#PlanetData is our call to action. We want to bring people together who want to collaborate with others and get things done. We also urge everyone to publish their data openly.
Join us for a #PlanetData 'open house' at ODI Leeds, Munro House. Drop-in for the morning or afternoon or stay for the whole day, you will be in good company and will find someone to talk to about your project. The aim is to connect as many people as possible to work collaboratively, which will amplify the work already being done.
November 29 2019
Register for your free ticket through Eventbrite. An 'open house' event where you can drop-in for the morning or afternoon, or you can stay the whole day. There will be short talks in each session, unconference style so bring your projects and talking points with you.
Julie's Bicycle Accelerator programme
East Street Arts (Leeds) are in the first cohort of the accelerator programme.
Manchester Climate Change
The city's shared plan to tackle climate change.
The Carbon Literacy Project
Raising awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impact of everyday activities.
Season For Change
Celebrating the environment through culture and inspiring urgent action on climate change.
A Civic Plan for a Climate Emergency
A document for policy makers and civic leaders.
Can a live carbon emissions dashboard be made from open data?
Our 2-day air quality hackathon from 2017. As a tangible effect of climate change, how can we tackle air quality?
One of our earliest hackathons, responding to a highly visible effect of climate change.
An innovation session to help develop a clear strategy and priority for open data at Defra. Many datasets at Defra relate to the environment and still take requests for specific data to be released.
Catchment of Data
A series of innovaton sessions about natural flood management, which is an approach that not only reduces the risks of flooding but can boost biodiversity.
Hack For Impact
A 2-day hackathon to explore the potential for creating an 'impact' dashboard powered by open data. What kind of impact? Social, environmental, wellbeing, and more.
Supermarket CO2 Emissions
A map that visualises the estimated CO2 emissions of all known stores (as of 2018) from 5 big name supermarkets.
IoT Flood Network
Using battery-operated Internet of Things sensors to monitor and report in real-time the levels of rivers and flood alleviation channels.
Below is a list of all of the people and organisations that we're working with or who support us to host #PlanetData, and also support our data projects and work in the realm of climate change. If you want to be involved as a collaborator, get in touch!