Free webinar: Unleashing climate and energy knowledge with Linked Open Data and consistent terminology

12-03-2013, 15:00 to 16:30, Vienna and Golden, CO, United States

The Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with REEEP and OpenEnergyInfo (OpenEI) invite you to join a free online webinar on accessing climate and energy knowledge through use of Linked Open Data and consistent terminology. It will be held on 12 March 2013 from 15:00-16:30 GMT. Click here to check your local time.

Access to the latest high quality information on renewables, energy efficiency and climate change is fundamental to the acceleration of the clean energy marketplace, facilitating investments, promoting new legislation and regulations, and broadening interest and knowledge in the sector.

Although the world  has virtually all of the data it needs to manage energy and climate transformation, this information is not easily accessible to those who need it most, including policymakers, investors, and project developers.  

This webinar will inform on how opening up and linking data (Open Data), and categorising the data automatically through use of consistent terms can help dissolve barriers to gaining access to information. Government data on energy consumption and production, as well as supporting data such as traffic, population and infrastructure, is already in the public domain.

Making it all available for public re-use is a first step that can unleash whole new waves of development. In parallel, using consistent terminology to classify online resources, whether public or private, will improve collaboration, grow knowledge, and foster innovation.



Florian Bauer – Operations and IT Director at the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

Florian is REEEP’s Operations and IT Director and oversees the day-to-day operations of REEEP as well as the  clean energy information portal which has emerged as a key access point for high quality energy information and data sets. Prior to joining REEEP, Florian worked as a project manager and consultant for Siemens Austria, where he managed intercultural projects, and he also founded a web design firm in 2003. Florian Bauer holds a Master's Degree in IT Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology and is co-author of the book “Linked Open Data – The Essentials

Jon Weers - Senior Web Applications Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Jon is a Senior Web Applications Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Lab, and is one of the lead developers on  He works daily on a variety of internet projects, where he applies experience gained from a diverse history in engineering creative solutions to unique and technical problems using linked open data.  Jon Weers has over 16 years of experience in web applications design.  Prior to working for NREL, he worked for the Library Corp where he was the principal architect of the web-based intranet powering the Chicago Public Library system.