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The SGI Interactive Web Application enables conservationists to help plan the best conservation efforts to restore sage grouse habitat.
Box 3.3.6: Climate data initiative launches with strong public and private sector commitments
In 2014, the White House launched the Climate Data Initiative, which is an ambitious new idea geared towards bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities.
Commitments from private and philanthropic sectors will aid in the effort to provide communities across America with the information and tools they need to plan for current and future climate impacts. The Climate Data Initiative is expanding on the existing success of the Obama Administration’s effort to unleash the power of open government data. The government released a significant amount of hard-to-get valuable data in sectors such as energy, health, education, global development and public safety since launching data.gov in 2009, the central website for government data resources. Researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs are all utilizing this open data to create services, businesses, tools and applications (White House 2014).