White House hosts discussion on climate change preparedness and resilience

White House hosts discussion on climate change preparedness and resilience

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US: On 19 March, the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) hosted an event highlighting the administration’s commitment to empower America’s communities with the information they need to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

The event included new announcements from Federal agencies, businesses, researchers, academia, and others to deploy data-driven technologies and leverage freely available open government data to build products and services that strengthen USA's ability to prepare for the effects of climate change today and in the future.

Over the past few years, the Obama Administration has launched a series of Open Data Initiatives, which have released troves of valuable data that were previously hard to access in areas such as energy, health, education, public safety, and global development. These data are being used by innovators, businesses, researchers, and the public to create new services and applications that benefit Americans.

Source: White House