CMC teams up with DataKind volunteers to make data tools

On Saturday April 27th, the CMC held a training for volunteers eager to provide their time and skills…on dry land! CMC staff, Peter Tango and Emily Bialowas, participated in a weekend long Data Dive with DataKind volunteers, who help non-profit citizen science initiatives with their data needs. The CMC spent the day with DataKind volunteers discussing the needs of our data users, reviewing CMC’s vision for data application, and building a spatial analysis tool through which users can extrapolate further metadata from CMC’s database. This was just the first step in our partnership with DataKind volunteers, and we hope our work with them will advance the analysis, distribution, and real-life application of CMC data.

Photo Credit: Emily Bialowas for CMC, 2019