Creative Commons Surveys the Open Climate Data Landscape

Open and accessible climate data is “critical for those that want to find it, read it and build on it in order to address climate change,” says Creative Commons. With these goals in mind, the organization has launched the Open Climate Data project to facilitate “better sharing” of large climate datasets and climate data models available around the world.

The project has also released A Landscape Analysis of Open Climate Data, which looks at data-sharing approaches from multiple sources including “the U.S. government, global NGOs, regional international governments, European governments, and global intergovernmental alliances.” 

The report evaluates the openness of climate data from these sources according to the FAIR data principles: findability, accessibility, technical interoperability, and reusability (as dictated by licensing terms). 

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