Eye on Earth (EoE) is taking three winners to the 2015 EoE Summit in Abu Dhabi to showcase their solutions to some of the world’s foremost thought leaders in sustainable development. Three competitions are now open for entries, for anyone using data to help relate the urgency of our global environmental situation and to enhance our ability to make better day-to-day choices and policy decisions.
One of the themes of the Citizen Science Challenge is on Food Waste Solutions . EoE is seeking novel technology, tools and applications to identify where and how food is being wasted at the retail and consumption levels and food loss at the post-harvest level. Projects may provide ways to make data accessible to the end user - consumers, private sector, smallholder farmers, or increase public awareness on the uses of open data to solve food waste challenges.
Other Ways to Get involved!
Blog Competition. Write an inspiring 750 - 1,000 word blog post on our theme "A better world through knowledge and information." The winner will attend the Summit as the EoE official blogger.
Citizen Science Challenge. Submit a project that uses data to address the following 3 themes: Food Waste, Forest Degradation and Resilient Cities. Three finalists will attend the Summit.
Data Visualization Challenge. Submit a data visualization that interprets the social and economic effects of poor air quality, oceanic warming and natural disasters. One finalist will be selected to present their visualization at the Summit.
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To submit your entries by August 20, please visit the Eye on Earth website.
The Eye on Earth Alliance, organizer of the Summit, comprises the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi through the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative, the Group on Earth Observations, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Resources Institute.
To view the Press release.