EoE Blogging Competition

The Winners

Congratulations

to the winner of the Eye on Earth Blogging Competition - Elizabeth Tyson - and finalists Alexander Iscenco, Ehi Enabulele, Leon Hauser and Samidha Paroha for their highly commendable entries. The ‘A better world through knowledge and information’ challenge received many diverse and fantastic blogs addressing one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time - how to enhance the availability of information and knowledge to enable a more sustainable future and healthier planet.

We look forward to welcoming Elizabeth in Abu Dhabi from 6-8 October as our “Official Eye on Earth Summit 2015 Blogger.” Read below and interact with these teams for more info.

Winner

"Sustainability 3.0" - Elizabeth Tyson, United States of America

Sustainability 3.0 looks at a world enhanced through the availability of information and knowledge. Set in the future, the piece highlights the integral impact decisions of today will have on the lives we lead tomorrow, and how currently existing businesses, organisations and concepts can better contribute to a sustainable world through free flowing data and resources.

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The Finalists

"A better world through knowledge and information" - Alexander Iscenco, Moldova

‘Masterpieces of the Nature’ takes a look at the necessary elements required to achieve sustainable development with a focus on economic, social, and environmental data and knowledge and their open availability to decision makers and the broad public as crucial components of well-informed, effective, and equitable progress in sustainable development.

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"The Benevolence of Big Data and Metadata Gods" - Ehi Enabulele, Nigeria

‘The Benevolence of Big Data and Metadata Gods’ highlights the wealth of readily available data and the significant gains we stand to achieve from repurposing it for the sake of the future.

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"Better data for sustainability: empowering citizens to be Earth's watchmen" - Leon Hauser, Australia

Highlighting the importance of empowering citizens as environmental informants to track and identify environmental issues, ‘Better data for sustainability: empowering citizens to be Earth’s watchmen’ looks at the deeper and highly engrained role the public now play in securing a sustainable future through data collection as well as the importance of having the right data architectures available to do so.

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"Data. Creativity. Evolution." - Samidha Paroha, India

There is a wealth of data available to mankind, but how can it best be utilized without breaching privacy? ‘Data. Creativity. Evolution,’ puts forth a pivotal argument which looks at the importance of connecting the islands of data with bridges to the people who need it and know how to use it in order to save boundless data from wasting away as disparate sets with no use.

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