Digital Public Goods Alliance calls for data sharing
Relevant data sets are increasingly needed as digital public goods in a society more vulnerable to weather and climate change
The Digital Public Goods Alliance (The Digital Public Goods Alliance, DPGA), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are issuing a call for the sets of weather, climate and hydrological information data are open and freely available What digital public goods. This was driven by the efforts of the DPGA Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice which focused on DPGs with the potential to affect climate and weather services.
The initiative highlights why relevant data sets are needed as digital public goods, the setbacks caused by missing data, and the tangible steps that can be taken to help improve data access. To showcase the positive results of having open data sets, the call highlights digital public goods that provide open data sets or use open data sets to assist climate change adaptation efforts relevant to weather and climate services.
The goal is to bring much-needed attention to this often-overlooked cause in the hope that it will help open more data sets, assist in the discovery of existing open datasets and build confidence in using these datasets for climate change adaptation efforts.
26 January 2022