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Eye on Earth Webinar: Effective Communication for Sustainable Development - Distracting People with Reality

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Eye on Earth Webinar: Effective Communication for Sustainable Development - Distracting People with Reality

Date: May 03, 2017 at 1:30 PM GMT Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3724766445296304642 ABSTRACT: Over the last 4 years, World Resource Institute, a global research organization, and Vizzuality, a mission-driven data design studio, have collaborated to produce a series of compelling data-driven applications bringing the importance of the world’s resources to a wide audience of governments, citizens, non-profits, journalists, and companies. Often requiring a balance of scientific understanding, modern design processes, software engineering, and data science, these applications--including Global Forest Watch--have been seen by millions of people and been central in land planning and investment decisions across the world. SPEAKERS: - CEO of Vizzuality, Craig Mills has spent two decades as a data activist. First, the UK government mapping and modelling the movement of depleting fish stocks and the fishing fleets chasing them. Second, the UN Environment Programme leading teams of engineers and designers communicating biodiversity and land planning mapping. Now with Vizzuality he works with the biggest non-profits and governments in the world. From the White House to the World Resources Institute, Conservation International to Care, The European Space Agency to NASA, Vizzuality are designing applications that shape people and their decisions. - Francis Gassert is WRI’s Data for Impact Lead where he seeks to promote open data, data visualization, and integrity across WRI’s programs. He also works to identify and develop new opportunities to use data to promote environmental sustainability and economic well-being, and on the design and development of the Resource Watch. Formerly, Francis worked on the technical development of Aqueduct, WRI’s tool for measuring and mapping water risk, as well as on projects across WRI’s Water Program

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1 May, 2017 - 17:01