Building refuge for federal climate & environmental data
Data Refuge is a community-driven, collaborative project to preserve public climate and environmental data. When we document the many ways diverse communities use data, we can also advocate for future data. We want to hear your data stories!
Data Stories and Climate Sensing is a suite of public research invitations and projects that explore how climate and environmental data live in the world--how data are made, preserved, and used; how data connect people, places, and non-humans; and how data, paired with story, can spur action on climate. My Climate Story invites personal stories about local experiences of global climate change and can be shared in the public Data Storybank and by using #MyClimateStory. Data Remediations is a podcast and companion blog highlighting data storytelling work supported by the National Geographic Foundation and the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities in Philadelphia, Houston, New York, Baltimore, and Oregon. (Listen to sample pod below) Climate Sensing and Data Storytelling is a public conference, art exhibit, and climate storytelling incubator happening in Philadelphia in May 2020 and bringing the art and science of these projects together.
These initiatives grew out of Data Refuge and some 50+ Data Rescues, archive-a-thons to protect, preserve, and advocate for climate and environmental data. Stories connect data and observations to lives and places and tell us how and why they matter. Share your Climate Story and get involved.
To learn more about Data Refuge, explore the following links:
Thanks to generous support from the National Geographic Foundation, private donors, and a collaboration with the Libraries+ Network, Preserving Electronic Governance Initiative (PEGI), and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) is organizing Data Stories and Climate Sensing. Our shared goal is to extend the work of thousands of volunteers who participated in over forty local Data Rescue events in 2017, and to shine light on how climate and environmental data live in the world.
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