Open Data Impact Series 3 ' How Open Data can help the Environment'

4 April 2019

The Open Data Impact Series, organised by Derilinx, in collaboration with the Open Data Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform promotes awareness, adoption and use of Open Data in different sectors, and supports the publication of high-quality Open Data.   

The third session in the Series entitled 'How Open Data can help our Environment' will take place on Monday morning, 29th April 2019 in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. 

Open Data is a valuable resource that can provide key insights to help protect our environment and support sustainability. Open Data can be used to build new applications, enhance existing products or provide additional context for decision-making.   There is a large amount of open environment data available in Ireland, from meteorological and waste data, to information about air and water quality, and land usage and energy consumption.

In this third session of the Open Data Impact Series, we will talk to both publishers and users of Open Environment Data.  We will look at how the data is being adopted and used, what challenges users face, and what other environment data could potentially be made available.

Who should attend?  

This is an open and free event – everyone is welcome! This session will be of particular interest to private-sector practitioners who are interested in finding out more about how Open Data can be used within their business, or who are already using Open Data and would like to share their experience.



We are delighted to include experts from the Environment field from private industry, academia and government. Panellists include:

Dr. Bidisha Ghosh  Assistant Professor in School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin

Vivienne Kelly COO at Compass Informatics

Liam Brannigan Data Scientist at Analytics Engines

Paul Boylan Technical Director at VividEdge

Conor Nugent Co-founder at Breadboard Labs

Jim Scheer Head of Department, Policy Insights and Design at SEAI

Brian Delaney Open Data Officer at Met Éireann


An overview of the event is available here. 

 Registration for this free event is now open on Eventbrite here