Climate Change is one of the biggest issues the world is facing. It seems we are finally entering the part where decision makers are trying to align and do something about it.

In this effort, data plays a crucial part for everyone involved. Data can help us understand the implications of actions taken and choices made, and we need them to keep track of enforcement and effects of actions such as the Paris Agreement. Data can also help researchers make progress towards understanding and mitigating climate change.

The problem however seems to be that although we have loads of data, it’s not enough. They are not always accessible, they are scattered and fragmented, in formats hard to read and utilize and they require expert knowledge to interpret.

And things become even more complicated when seeking local and timely data, and when attempting to work with different data sets.

The problem with environmental open data from George Anadiotis