Seminar 27 September 2019: Regional Councils: from data collection to storytelling
The Geospatial Research Institute is pleased to host Dr Tim Davie, Chief Scientist at Environment Canterbury. Tim trained as a Geographer at the University of Otago and then did his PhD in Hydrology at the University of Bristol, UK. His career has spanned from academia to a Regional Council via a Crown Research Institute; always linked by valuing science and the data underpinning it.
Room 263, Ernest Rutherford Building
- Networking lunch: 12:30-13:00
- Seminar: 13:00-14:00
All are welcome!
Please sign up here (free): https://gri.eventbrite.co.nz
Summary: Regional Councils collect a lot of environmental data. We’re good at it and it is hugely valuable to our policy decisions and general environmental management. A recent valuation of the Environment Canterbury hydrological database was $4.2 billion, based on a mixture of the collection costs and the value of decisions made with those data. With all that data comes the challenge of data management and more importantly; how to tell a coherent story of “what’s going on”. This seminar will set out the types of data collected by Environment Canterbury and discuss possibilities for telling environmental stories in a better way.