This year’s Data Harvest festival – #dataharvest13 – featured a number of speakers involved in environmental investigations. We were there to record some fascinating speakers.
The panel on ‘wobbing’ (using European Freedom of Information laws) and environmental information featured speakers who had investigated bluefin tuna fishing and Spanish wildfires – here’s the introduction:
Greenpeace‘s attempts to get information about bluefin tuna fishing under environmental access laws has stretched over years, and some members of their team provided valuable insights into their experiences of using environmental information access laws:
In Spain wildfires are major news events every year, but there is very little public data on them. Mar Cabra explained how she gained access to that information, buried in hard-to-access PDFs:
In a separate talk, Hans Weiss talked about how his investigations of European farm subsidies started in Austria, but have become a continental concern.