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How Linked Open Data (LOD) supports Sustainable Development & Climate Change Development (Workshop at OKCon)

A workshop organised by REEEP, GBPN and the Semantic Web Company on “How Linked Open Data (LOD) supports Sustainable Development & Climate Change Development” – part of the “Open Development and Sustainability” Program of the Open Knowledge Conference 2013 (OKCon2013) – taking place on 18-09-2013, 11:45 to 13:15, Geneva, Switzerland. This workshop is also supported by the LOD2 project.

 

 

 

Panel members & workshop organisers

Florian Bauer, Operations & IT Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
Jens Laustsen, Technical Director, Global Buildings Performance Network
Martin Kaltenböck, Managing Partner & CFO, Semantic Web Company

This session gives an introduction & overview on how Linked Open Data (LOD) can push and support sustainable development and climate change development. Along real world examples by The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP, with data.reegle.info or api.reegle.info) and the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN, with www.gbpn.org) it will be showcased how these organisations (both NGOs) already use Linked Open Data (LOD) principles and technologies to reach their objectives in sustainable development as well as how this approach supports their vision of knowledge sharing and transparency. In addition to this the Semantic Web Company (SWC) – working in a lot in LOD projects in the field of sustainable development – will provide a short introduction into Linked Open Data (LOD) principles, benefits and best practises.

This session should help interested organisations and individuals to learn more about the benefits and potentials of Linked Open Data (LOD) for sustainable development and climate change development and invites people to discuss use cases & ideas, principles and first steps, bottlenecks and/or pitfalls in the use of Linked Open Data (LOD) to support the respective goals together with the panelists.

This workshop is NOT a pure technical workshop – target groups are: decision makers, project developers & -managers, people interested in / working in the fields of sustainable development and / or climate change development, all types of data workers.

This workshop is also supported by the LOD2 project.

See more details at: http://okcon.org/open-development-and-sustainability/session-6/

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