Driving solutions for resilient cities, disaster risk reduction and infectious diseases
The digital revolution offers profound opportunities for science to discover hitherto unsuspected patterns and relationships in nature and society, on scales from the nanoscale to the cosmic, from local health systems to global sustainability. It has created the potential for the disciplines of science to achieve more holistic understanding of the complexity that underlies the challenges that confront humanity by exposing their deep structure through the integration of data across relevant disciplines.
The International Science Council's (ISC) CODATA Data Integration Project is tackling how integrating diverse data from globally distributed sources can help to combat infectious diseases, natural disasters and to build resilient and adaptive cities, and how it can tie these solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The project is preparing the ground for a major ISC and CODATA initiative to advance ‘data-driven interdisciplinarity' to address global challenges.
Free, refreshments will be served from 5.30 pm, with the talk 6.00 pm-7.00 pm.