Hey developers, here’s an opportunity to show how GIS can emphasize the power of data in new and exciting ways.
About the Challenge:
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences invites you to help decision makers around the country understand and address these potential changes in environmental health risks by joining the Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge (#climatechallengeNIEHS). By creating data visualization tools and maps that connect current science on climate change to the exposure pathways for environmental hazards, innovators can help identify areas and people at greatest risk and help to prioritize protective actions. This page provides an overview of the challenge and useful resources, including background information on environmental exposures and examples of possible datasets that may be used.
The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2016. Entries should be submitted, and full submission guidelines are available at Challenge’s homepage on challenge.gov. Winners will be announced February 22, 2016
The challenge will award prizes for visualizations, tools, or applications for decision making in two categories: Category 1 for use at the local or municipal level and Category 2 for use at a regional (multistate) or national level. In each category, up to three prizes and $17,500 will be awarded, for a total of $35,000 in prize money.