Building a community around curation and consensus for co-operation and collaboration
Data curation, the curation of data, is an important part of all progressive community based endeavours but an integral part of any environmental organisation, wanting and committed to make the best decisions for the planet, on the basis of community consensus, empirical fact and best scientific evidence rather pressure and influence of special interest groups or topics.
environment4change’s treatment of data curation, and the inherent processes, will be responsible for a maturation and learning from within the environmental Platform as a Service (PaaS). The act of curation will touch, instruct and correct lower level data structures as well as guide, update and teach, upper level web and mobile services through mobile applications including learning and reporting tools and services.
Data curation has a positive effect in respect of the data value chain continuum; taking data as a raw input and via technology and assessment, building readable sign-posts to how value can be widened or lengthen. Curation is also critical where aggregation is present. The environment4change PaaS will aggregate the World’s goodwill in service of global environmentalism. Data curation is an important strategy in ensuring the aggregated data is descriptive, unambiguous and accessible, and available to learn from, gleaning industry-based understanding and knowledge, for everyone’s benefit.
Data curation also plays a critical role in accessing and reporting on the activities and projects of the environment4change community. It is the action of ’value adding’ curation that will allow the platform to accept a project has been completed successfully, and thus reward appropriately. Data curation is also important as it represents a signpost to community feelings, knowledge, acceptance, agreement and mood. It is also an important aspect to the sharing of knowledge which plays out in the way others of the community space approach their activities within the domain.
The environment4change team acknowledge the ongoing value of data. We are committed to using data for the benefit of the entire planet and making the best decisions possible with the resource allocated to us. Our strategy here is consistent with our ethos: we will collaborate, co-operate and partner with likeminded organisations, our community and universities, in the pursuit of excellent outcomes for the environment, and the greater goal of global environmental service excellence.