I know this is about California and we don't care about anything West of the Hudson in NYC, but we depend on California for lots of our food, and progressive legislation, and their drought will effect NYC in many profound ways. So please join us for this important conversation about Open Data, Drought, Agriculture, and California
Last Week, California announced water rationing to fight the drought
that has plagued the state for five years. The rationing expects
consumers to cut back on water usage by 25%, but consumers only account
for 10% of California's water consumption. Agriculture accounts for 80%
and there is a huge opportunity to use Open Data to improve how
California Agriculture uses scarce water resources.
In 2013, the governments of the U.S. and the United Kingdom launched
the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative (GODAN),
with the focus on building high-level policy, and public and private
institutional support for open agriculture and nutrition data - to
improve how agricultural resources are utilized with Open Data. In this
webinar we will explore the GODAN program with USDA Under Secretary Dr.
Catherine Woteki, review NASA Satellite Open Data on California
Agriculture and water consumption patterns with Jeanne Holm, and discuss
together how Precision Agriculture can dramatically improve water
conservation and provide the State and the Nation with a new era of
growth and innovation.
We want to explore how Open Data can benefit businesses, engage citizens, and shape public policy and Open Governance.
This will be the first of many webinars exploring Open Data and Open Governance topics from many perspectives.
1. Introduction - Steve Adler, IBM
2. The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Program - USDA Under Secretary Dr. Catherine Woteki
3. NASA Open Data on Agriculture and Weather -
Jeanne Holm, Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA JPL
4. Data Science Roundtable Discussion
The call will be recorded and the replay will be published as Open Data.