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Please find below the judging results for your proposal.

Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

Thank you for participating in the 2016 Climate CoLab's Adaptation contest, and for the time you spent in creating your entry.

The Judges have strongly considered your proposal, and have chosen to not advance it as a Semi-Finalist for this contest.

We, the Judges and contest Fellows, are truly grateful for your contribution to the Climate CoLab and for your commitment to address climate change.

We encourage you to keep developing your work and to submit it into future contests.

We very much hope you will stay involved in the Climate CoLab community. Please support and comment on other proposals on the platform and continue to submit your ideas into our contests.

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Keep up the great work. And thank you again for being a part of this mission to harness the world's collective efforts to develop and share innovative climate change solutions.

Additional comments:

There are a number of commercial and noncommercial efforts going on in this area, as shown by the comments. The challenge is to either treat this as a crowdwourced effort or a UN (or other organization) owned effort. Would this be used for credit trading (something official and legal) or personal decisions, or both? Being that we have an incredible amount of imagery and data available (Google Earth, for example), GPS info and data, the analytics piece seems to be the most challenging and valuable. What imagery and geospatial data is missing?

I am certainly sympathetic to the goal of open data, but it's not clear to me specifically what problem this is targeted to solve. Once the foundation is laid, and the system is open to input (both qualitative and quantitative), how will the quality of crowd-sourced data be assessed? If qualitative data is permitted, how will proponents address the issue that there might be significantly different interpretations of characteristics such as governance, corruption, poverty etc that are fundamental to making adaptation decisions? The costs are quite vague, as are the potential collaborators. However, I very much enjoy the idea of an open access audit of the entire earth's surface - very exciting. I do not think that this proposal should continue to the next round.

All the best.
2016 Climate CoLab Judges

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