Using big data to take the pulse on climate change

By Sara Cornish Sep 18, 2014
Global Pulse is pleased to launch a new interactive social media monitoring dashboard for exploring online conversations about climate change. This platform was developed in support of the UN Climate...
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Mapping the Next Frontier of Open Data: Corporate Data Sharing

By Guest post by Stefaan Verhulst Sep 17, 2014
This guest blogpost is a follow-up to the recently hosted Responsible Data Forum on Private Sector Data Sharing, and feeds into our ongoing efforts to conceptualize "data philanthropy" as a...

Big Data Climate Challenge winners show how big data can drive climate action

By Sara Cornish Sep 2, 2014
The winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge have been announced as part of the buildup to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September at UN Headquarters in New York....

Independent Expert Advisory Group formed to advise UN Secretary-General on ‘Data Revolution’

By Global Pulse Sep 1, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week announced the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. The Group will advise the...

Responsible Data Forum on Private Sector Data Sharing - Event Summary

By Global Pulse Aug 25, 2014
This post is crossposted at The Engine Room and Data & Society Research Institute.On July 24th, approximately 30 experts from private sector, academia, civil society, law, and philanthropy...

“Research Bites” from KDD 2014: Data Science for Social Good

By Alex Rutherford Aug 22, 2014
This week Global Pulse’s research team will be geeking out at the 2014 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference (otherwise known as "KDD"), a conference which brings together...

Can Twitter data be used to track changing food commodity prices?

By Jong Gun Lee Aug 11, 2014
 Imagine going to your local shop today and finding out that the price of your favourite type of meat has suddenly gone up, or perhaps is on special offer. Would you tweet it to your followers...