Open Data in a Closing World
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM EDTWashington, DC
World Resources Institute and the National Geographic Society are hosting an event April 11, 2018 on how current trends in data, technology, media and human networks can inform decision-making around natural resources.
The event features keynote speeches by Gina McCarthy (former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and speakers representing government, technology, science and media. Full agenda below.
We are living in an unprecedented moment where views are increasingly polarized, false information is spread at alarming speeds, and facts are being undermined. Trust in our institutions is eroding, and the decision-makers charged with ensuring our well-being often cannot access the data they need. Policymakers, business leaders and analysts need high-quality, trusted and easily accessible data to make informed decisions about the environment and human development.
That's why we are launching Resource Watch, a new dynamic platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future. Resource Watch, developed by World Resources Institute and over 40 partners, harnesses the data revolution to create unprecedented transparency on the pulse of the planet.
Join us to learn more about this new platform and other efforts, including by National Geographic Labs, that support science and exploration with breakthrough data and technology.
Doors open: Breakfast & registration
National Geographic Society and World Resources Institute
Keynote: Open Data in a Closing World
Gina McCarthy, former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Director, Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment
Introducing Resource Watch: Monitoring the Planet’s Pulse
Janet Ranganathan, Vice President of Science & Research, WRI
Lightning Talk: The Power of Data
Rebecca Moore, Director, Google Earth, Earth Engine & Earth Outreach, Google
Armchair Discussion: Tech for a Sustainable Future
Panelists: Steven Brumby, Christa Hasenkopf, Saleem Van Groenou, Jonathan Baillie
Introduction to Second Session
Jonathan Baillie, Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Grants, National Geographic Society
Keynote: Radical Leaps
To Be Announced
Lightning Talk: The Water-Security Nexus
Henne Schuwer, Dutch Ambassador to the United States
Armchair Discussion with Media: Narratives in the Numbers
To Be Announced
Wrap Up: The Future of Radical Transparency
Craig Hanson, Global Director, Food, Forests, and Water, WRI
Lunch and Resource Watch Interactive Demonstrations
Join the conversation using the hashtag #resourcewatch