Sharing data removes borders in fight to save environment

Sharing data removes borders in fight to save environment
Eoin O’Grady, Marine Institute; Dr Bidisha Ghosh, TCD; Trevor Alcorn, Geological Survey of Ireland Pic: Maura Hickey

In a panel discussion in Dublin City Council, people working on open data discussed how sharing knowledge collected by one group with other groups could help save the environment

As Ireland moves into an era of renewable energy, open data can help companies adapt. “For me, open data has really opened up the benefits of understanding data, and it has taken away borders,” said Trevor Alcorn, GIS specialist at the marine and coastal unit of Geological Survey Ireland.

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