The role of digital technologies in responding to the grand challenges of the natural environment: the Windermere Accord

Blair, Gordon S.; Bassett, Richard; Bastin, Lucy; Beevers, Lindsay; Borrajo, Maribel Isabel; Brown, Mike; Dance, Sarah L.; Dionescu, Ada; Edwards, Liz; Ferrario, Maria Angela; Fraser, Rob; Fraser, Harriet; Gardner, Simon; Henrys, Peter; Hey, Tony; Homann, Stuart; Huijbers, Chantal; Hutchison, James; Jonathan, Phil; Lamb, Rob; Laurie, Sophie; Leeson, Amber; Leslie, David; McMillan, Malcolm; Nundloll, Vatsala; Oyebamiji, Oluwole; Phillipson, Jordan; Pope, Vicky; Prudden, Rachel; Reis, Stefan; Salama, Maria; Samreen, Faiza; Sejdinovic, Dino; Simm, Will; Street, Roger; Thornton, Lauren; Towe, Ross; Hey, Joshua Vande; Vieno, Massimo; Waller, Joanne; Watkins, John. 2021 The role of digital technologies in responding to the grand challenges of the natural environment: the Windermere Accord. Patterns, 2 (1), 100156. 8, pp.

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Digital technology is having a major impact on many areas of society, and there is equal opportunity for impact on science. This is particularly true in the environmental sciences as we seek to understand the complexities of the natural environment under climate change. This perspective presents the outcomes of a summit in this area, a unique cross-disciplinary gathering bringing together environmental scientists, data scientists, computer scientists, social scientists, and representatives of the creative arts. The key output of this workshop is an agreed vision in the form of a framework and associated roadmap, captured in the Windermere Accord. This accord envisions a new kind of environmental science underpinned by unprecedented amounts of data, with technological advances leading to breakthroughs in taming uncertainty and complexity, and also supporting openness, transparency, and reproducibility in science. The perspective also includes a call to build an international community working in this important area.

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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects (Science Area 2017-)
Pollution (Science Area 2017-)
Soils and Land Use (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2666-3899
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Additional Keywords: digital technologies, digital environment, data science, environmental science
NORA Subject Terms: Electronics, Engineering and Technology
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Date made live: 28 Jan 2021 15:59 +0 (UTC)

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