Richard Taylor we adapt_resilience2011Presentation Transcript
Sharing informationon climate adaptation
Knowledge sharing opportunities, synthesis oflessons learned and communication of climate adaptation stories
Identified needs• learn about knowledge networks• increase knowledge sharing capacity• improve collaboration and• build on existing research, avoid replication• collective ownership• linking different knowledge systems• decision making knowledge• downscaled climate data
Why weADAPT?• Going beyond knowledge sharing• Integrating knowledge in intelligent ways • Ensuring it is from a variety of credible sources• Linking communities of practise with scientific research (e.g. video story)  Using semantic technology to recognise relationships between content
Why weADAPT?• Find individuals and organizations• Information is easy to access and share• Learn about innovative methods and tools• Communicate information on climate change in a visual way• Increase exposure of your work and that of partners
Levels of user access• Shared and open access (creative commons)• Boundaries to preserve quality of content
Add adaptation projects to the weADAPT Google Earth Browserand search for what others are doing!
For large amounts of data, generate a flexible custom-made spreadsheet
Using search terms you are interested in and create adaptation stories (example video to be shown)
All this data is linked in to all other relevant content including articles, projects, individuals, partner organisations and networks
E.g. weADAPT links people in relevant networks and relevant documents.Or if the search term was ‘drought in Kenya’ it would link people writing on this issue, or those who have registered an interest in it.
Link to people interested in the same issues and grow your network
To experience it, register at weADAPT.org and create a profile about who you are and what you are interested in…. This will allow relevant content including articles,placemarks, projects, individuals, partner organisations andnetworks to intelligently find you in a context-relevant way
Questions we are tryingto explore• In what ways can we represent both high quality scientific and local knowledge?• How do we build trust and break down barriers in sharing?• How do we encourage this knowledge to be used? Register at weADAPT.org! – Next launch – April 8, 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org