Participation at Data for Climate Action Challenge
Our submission "How natural disasters resonate across the globe: a study on social media activity" has been accepted for competition in the Data for Climate Action Challenge held by UN Global Pulse in 2017. Erik Scharwächter and Freya Behrens used Twitter data kindly provided by Crimson Hexagon and natural disaster data from EMDAT to analyze how disasters in different regions of the world trigger social media reactions in other parts of the world.
Data for Climate Action is an unprecedented open innovation challenge to harness data science and big data from the private sector to fight climate change. The challenge aims to leverage private big data to identify revolutionary new approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation.