EDGI’s data program examines the role of environmental data and its governance through the lenses of power, justice, and equity: Which communities are invited to participate in environmental data’s production and management, in what ways, and which are not.
By Kelsey Breseman EDGI began back in 2016, when a massive data-saving movement launched in response to the realization that critical scientific data would be endangered by an anti-science Trump administration. Since then, EDGI has monitored changes to environmental information on federal websites. It has also explored the potential for community-driven data stewardship—through a decentralized […]
By Kelsey Breseman Heather: What is it we go into decentralization wanting, and what is it capable of doing? Kelsey: When we talk about decentralization in terms of social structures, it is almost entirely about increasing individual trust. But when we talk about it in a technical context, it is almost entirely about removing the […]