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reegle - a new key portal for open energy data


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Presentation given at the ISESS 2011 in Brno on the open data features of

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reegle - a new key portal for open energy data

  1. 1. A new key portal for Open Energy
  2. 2. What is reegle?reegle – the clean energy info portal is an unrivaled tool to find information onrenewable energy, energy efficiency and climate compatible development relatedtopics.reegle users get free access to the following features: 1. Clean energy websearch of the most authoritative sources 2. Country energy profiles including key statistics, policies and actors 3. Catalogue of relevant key actors and stakeholders 4. Energy and climate change glossary 5. Map search of energy statistics and potentials Datasets labeled with the “we are open icon” are provided free for re-use for other websites or applications in machine readable format on 2
  3. 3. Open Data?WHO?All data providers – hopefully ;-)Several governments and officialagencies have already pledgedto make their data publicly WHY?available free for 3rd party use. • More transparency • More efficient public service • Better use and re-use of information • New combination of data HOW? creates more value • As raw data • Using W3C standards • In open and standard formats • Human AND machine read-able • Resource Description Framework (RDF) 3
  4. 4. Linked Open Data! 4
  5. 5. From Open Data to Linked Open Data Publish Data! •Organise Data! •License Data! •Raw Data now! Use Web-Technologies •Provide an API!• The web is an Ecosystem• Networked Data creates Use Linked Data! Network Effects• Lowers Costs of Data • Give things an URI! Integration • Use RDF for Publishing! • Link your Data to other Data (as well as the data models)! • Provide a Standard-API 5
  6. 6. What benefits?• Less replication (offering same datasets in different places)• Encouragement to re-use existing datasets• Clear which datasets are providing similar / same information• More innovation because datasets can be put in a new context and lead to interesting applications• Put information in context and thereby create knowledge 6
  7. 7. Linked? Open? Data?Source: Peter Gasner, reprinted here: 7
  8. 8. The LOD formatsRetrieving and using relevant data SKOS (Standard Knowledge Organisation System) is a formal and controlled vocabulary for thesauri in a semantic web context. RDF encoded information can be used in decentrailed applications and to create meaningful new mesh–ups.~20 bio. triples Highly interesting and informative applications can add value especially for resource and energy data. 8
  9. 9. Structuring data with PoolParty• Thesauri are a powerful way to classify objects and term subjects/concept• Thesauri use a controlled vocabulary – no use of different terms for identical subjects such as old-fashioned terms or misspellings• Thesauri are a subject-based classification of objects described by the metadata that can easily be retrieved• is a thesaurus management system with a SKOS editor• PoolParty includes text analyses functionalities and has full Linked Data capacities• with Pool Party text tagging can be another service for reegle users• Thesaurus is available for free integration into external websites! 9
  10. 10. reegle as LOD producer/consumer• – well established quality information gateway• More than 90,000 users a month• Intelligent clean energy search including over 1,000 sources• New portal launched in 2011Now available for external free re-use in Linked OpenStandard W3C standard on : • over 1,700 clean energy stakeholders worldwide • extensive glossary enriched with DBpedia linked data definition (thesaurus) • project outcome documents, country policy reports and DBpedia country description 10
  11. 11. 1. Clean Energy Searchreegle’s clean energy search is a unique tool to find high quality information onclean energy related topics, searching over 1,000 authoritative sources. Based on reegle’ s thesaurus: o Refined search o Related search o Auto-complete 11
  12. 12. 2. Country Energy ProfilesAs a reegle mesh-up, the country energy profiles provide a comprehensive set ofenergy-related information on over 200 countries including:o Contact details of key stakeholderso Overview on policy and regulationso Links to project outcome documents programmes and toolso Statistical data visualised chartso Maps of renewable energy sources 12
  13. 13. 3. Catalogue of actors and stakeholdersreegle’s catalogue of actors and stakeholders ( ) contains information on and linksto over 1700 ministries, initiatives, partnerships and organizations involved in renewableenergy and energy efficiency. 13
  14. 14. 4. Energy and Climate Change Glossaryreegle’s extensive glossary ( ) based on the thesaurus describes more than 1500 termson energy and climate compatible development and offers:o Definition and synonyms for each termo Links to related, broader and narrower termso Visual browser showing how a term is semantically connected - symbolizing the scope of a concept or technologyo Information from other sources like Wikipedia 14
  15. 15. Integrating reegle„s offers all free data set to be queried and used through the SPARQLendpoint: 15
  16. 16. data.reegle.infoThis free of charge service includes:o Datasets in RDF to guarantee machine readable formatso Widgets and wordpress plugins for easy integration and many added benefits such as automated tagging based on thesauruso Detailed instructions on developer’s portal 16
  17. 17. Outreach –What comes next on reegle.infoThe following features are already in development / on the roadmap of reegle.infoo Enrich country profiles by more and more Linked Open Datao Enrich the clean energy glossary / thesaurus by more additional LOD resourceso Organise Linked Open (Government) Data Workshops for the field of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Climate Changeo Provide a reegle thesaurus based extraction service for semantic annotations et al. via an APIo Publish more energy related information as Linked Open Data 17
  18. 18. DemosYou can access the following resources for demonstrationo LOD based country profiles: LOD based glossary: LOD based Actors Catalogue: Clean Energy Search: data & developer platform: http://data.reegle.infoo extraction service (beta): PoolParty demozone for extraction: PoolParty Semantic Search demo: 18
  19. 19. Stakeholders and Partners The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a Public-Private Partnership launched at the Johannesburg World Summit in 2002. The REEEP aims to accelerate the global marketplace for energy ef.ciency and renewable energy by actively facilitating financing mechanisms for sustainable energy projects and structuring policy initiatives for clean energy markets on the ground. The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) Is a global policy network aimed at providing a forum for international leadership on renewable energy. Its goal is to allow the rapid expansion of renewable energies in developing and industrial countries by bolstering policy development and decision-making on sub-national, national and international levels. www.ren21.netreegle is a joint project of REEEP and REN21.It is supported by: Partners• the British Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the the British Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)• the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU)• The Climate and Development Knowledge Networt (CDKN)• the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (MINVROM)• the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Lebensministerium) 19
  20. 20. Global reegle Experiences “Project finance is entirely dependent on a detailed understanding of the market conditions within the relevant country. reegle provides a comprehensive overview of these parameters including law and regulations, up-to-date political standpoints, statistical data and best practice guidelines within the area, helpingto guide and inform the decision- making process.”“The reegle Actors Catalogue is an invaluable source Debashish Majumdarfor facilitating networking and collaboration within Chairman & Managing Director of Indianthe clean-energy field and for helping to promote Renewable Development Agency Limitedproject development through bringing togetherinterested parties from government agencies tomanufacturers.” “Fundamental to the acceleration of the clean-energyWhang Zhongying marketplace, is the need to provide interested stakeholders, inDirector Center of Renewable particular potential investors, with fast access to high qualityEnergy Development, China information. Reegle, the information gateway for renewable energy and energy efficiency, provides the means to link and disseminate knowledge, helping to determine market potential and facilitating global investment forecast.” Dr. Martin Schöpe Head of Division KI I 4 - Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Germany 20
  21. 21. Information gateway for renewable energy and energy efficiency ”Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it”. Samuel Johnson 1775Contact: Contact:REEEP International Secretariat Semantic Web Company (SWC)Florian Bauer (reegle product manager) Martin Kaltenböck (Co-founder & CFO) 1 26026 3714 +43 1 402 12 35