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Webinar: Introducing Resource Watch: Data and Maps for Journalists

Learn how to find hundreds of free and reliable data sets through the Resource Watch platform. Curated by WRI’s experts, Resource Watch features the world’s best data and maps on the state of the planet’s resources, commerce and people all in one place.

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To tackle the problem of too much [bad] data and too little time, the experts at World Resources Institute created Resource Watch, a place for journalists to easily gather reliable data, track natural disasters as they’re unfolding, get analytical help from WRI experts, and tell the kinds of powerful, data-driven stories that resonate with readers and decision makers. Join our first training for journalists on February 26, 2019 - space is limited!

On Resource Watch, you can find the world’s best data and maps on population, crops, droughts, fires and other natural disasters, oil spills, air quality, poverty, coastal flooding, power plants, human migration, deforestation, coral reef bleaching, and much more – and overlay them to see interconnections between the issues. We also publish data-driven blogs and do new analysis using the platform each week.

During the training webinar on Tuesday, February 26 at 12 pm ET you'll learn how to:

  • Explore and visualize 260+ data sets from sources like NASA, NOAA, World Health Organization, FAO, IEA and more all in one place
  • Track natural disasters and the changing environment using 41 near-real-time data sets
  • Overlay data to do visual analysis
  • Create maps, visualizations and charts to embed in articles  

We will also give embargoed access to new, unpublished analysis from WRI on the webinar.

Speakers

Janet RanganathanVice President for Science and Research, WRI

Carolyn SavoldelliResource Watch Platform Manager, WRI

Emily CassidyData Journalist, WRI

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