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Hi, Everyone
SAEON has developed, in a very short space of time, a commendable data
resource for COVID-19 data dissemination. This was possible partly because
the infrastructure for rapid development of decision support systems, based
on properly published, standardised global change datasets, was already
available. The platform combines multi-disciplinary data sets in a single
point of access (demography, health, climate and global change drivers,
amongst others), even though some of the datasets may be hosted elsewhere.
The resource can be accessed here:
A summary of available infographics can be accessed here:
The team responsible for this was lead by Claire Davis-Reddy and managed by
Nicky Allsopp (former colleagues), and in my view the work can serve as an
exemplar of an approach that should be achievable in most countries.
You can cite the resource as follows: *Davis-Reddy, C.L. Hilgart, A.
Wilson, H., Keebine, G. and Mfopa, C. 2020. COVID-19 Preparedness
Indicators: search, visualise, download and create. South African
Environmental Observation Network, Pretoria. *
I hope this is helpful. At the very least, it can serve as a source of
indicator definitions (to provide focus to the guidance developed by our
working group), and to emphasise the importance of having a wide variety of
standardised data endpoints, described with proper metadata, readily
Best wishes,
On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM Iryna Kuchma via RDA-COVID19-Social-Sciences