By Data-Smart City Solutions • June 12, 2020

OPEN DATA WATCH: TRACKING GENDER DATA ON COVID-19 

Gender plays an important role in the current pandemic, not only because the virus affects males and females differently but also because it exacerbates gender-based inequalities. Breaking down available data on cases and deaths by gender reveals gaps in care and gender-specific risks of exposure. This article is part of a series investigating the gendered impacts of COVID-19.  

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES: MOBILITY DATA SHARING MERGES WITH COVID-19 RESPONSE 

The mobility landscape has changed dramatically due to the highly-contagious nature of COVID-19. Although both the transportation and public health sector rely on geolocation data, this article outlines timely considerations around privacy, standardization, and open data, plus important equity considerations around data.  

 

NATURE: OCEAN DATA NEED A SEA CHANGE TO HELP NAVIGATE THE WARMING WORLD 

Despite how crucial healthy oceans are for the environment, and how much of the earth they cover, relatively little data exists on them. Thankfully, there has been an increase in oceanic technology, new fishing and tidal datasets, and compilations of research in the past few years. However, issues around data ownership, international siloes, and inconsistent data standards must be resolved before progress can be made to protect and nurture the world’s oceans.   

COMPUTER WEEKLY: ACCURATE DATA IN, BETTER INSIGHTS OUT

Although data is extremely useful for tracking the spread of the novel coronavirus, guiding reopening policies, and directing medical supplies, the world is still dealing with a lack of standardized, open data. This article outlines how to establish and build quality data, in order to have trusted and accurate results.