On Wednesday morning, Eye on Earth 2015 delegates convened in a plenary on data revolution-data supply side with remarks from: Barbara Ryan, Director, GEO; Philemon Mjwara, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa; Mary Glackin, The Weather Company; Muki Haklay, University College London; Christopher Tucker, MapStory Foundation; and Mae Jemison, 100 Year Starship. The winner of the blogging competition, Elizabeth Tyson, was also honored.
Fourteen sessions convened throughout the day, covering, in relation to data supply: the Global Network of Networks (GNON), small island developing States (SIDS), Arab civil society, sustainable development, urbanization, innovations, water security, oceans and blue carbon, costs of data generation and maintenance, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) monitoring, citizen science, refugees and vulnerable populations, enabling conditions, and global frameworks.
Side events during the day focused on, inter alia: the GNON concept; regional data in Europe, Africa, and the Americas; the Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability (GUPES); water in the Gulf States; and citizen scientists. A number of launch events happened, including for MyUnea.org and the MAWARED Data Community Portal.
In the evening, a plenary on reaching audiences through innovations in visualization featured presentations from: Janet Ranganathan, WRI; Craig Mills, Vizzuality; Angela Lungati, Ushahidi; and Trista Patterson, GRID Arendal. Jacqueline McGlade announced the winner of the Citizen Science Challenge, ‘Logging Roads!’. Barbara Ryan summarized day two and invited delegates to a networking reception.