The EG-ABI Data Visualization Competition 2023 is centered on the “Impacts of Climate Change around Antarctica and the Southern Ocean”. Data is a powerful tool for understanding the impact of climate change on ecosystems. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions are no exception.
However, it’s not until we visualize this data that we can truly grasp the patterns, complexities, and valuable insights hidden within. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) EG-ABI group is embarking on a mission to make the world more aware of the impact of climate change on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean through data visualization.
This EG-ABI Data Visualization Competition challenges you to create a compelling data visualization piece that tells a story about the changing landscape in these critical regions.
Why Visualize Data for Climate Change?
Understanding climate change’s effects on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean is crucial for preserving these fragile ecosystems. Data visualization serves as a bridge between complex data and the public, making it accessible and inspiring action to protect these vital areas.
Therefore, visualizing data can transform numbers and statistics into powerful messages that resonate with a broader audience. The SCAR EG-ABI group invites individuals and teams to participate in the data visualization competition.
- Team Up for Impact: Collaboration is encouraged in this competition. Teams are expected to have a minimum of two individuals.
- Create an Engaging Infographic: Your challenge is to create an infographic-style graphic that can be easily shared on social media. The visual should not only be aesthetically pleasing but also convey a powerful message about the impacts of climate change in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
- Data Sources: You are free to use any dataset related to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. This can include remotely sensed data, in-situ observations, or model outputs.
- Coding and Language: You can create your graph using any programming language or editing software of your choice. However, it’s essential to include the data analysis portion in your submission. If you decide to include text, it must be in English, though submissions with text in Spanish or French are accepted as long as they include an English translation.
Who Can Participate
The competition is open to everyone, but a special emphasis on:
- Early career researchers, anan
- Individuals from underrepresented groups in polar sciences.
An Outstanding work deserves recognition, hence the prizes for this competition are as follows:
- First Prize: USD$600
- Second Prize: USD$300
- Third Prize: USD$100
How to Enter the Competition
Participation in the EG-ABI Data Visualization Competition 2023 requires the few steps below:
- Ensure that your data analysis and visualization code is available in a public repository on platforms like GitHub.
- Fill out the entry form at this link: https://form.jotform.com/232706722262048
- Make sure to include your figure and provide a link to the public repository where your code is accessible.
- For more details, please visit the official website at https://www.scar.org/scar-news/eg-abi-news/eg-abi-competition2023?fbclid=IwAR1K0FAmaF_750W7JBtWGmTvFzIcFBKh7LUBJnhloENfXj4_383UNAkMux0
Your entry will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Clarity of Message (30%): Does your submission effectively use Antarctic and Southern Ocean data to convey a clear message about the impacts of climate change in this region?
- Design Aesthetic (30%): Is your submission visually appealing and engaging?
- Multidisciplinary Approach (20%): Does your submission reflect the multidisciplinary nature of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science and policy work?
- Accessibility and Equity (20%): Does your submission promote inclusivity and consider equity in representing different people or groups?
Deadline and Winner Announcement
- Deadline for Entry: Friday, November 17
- Announcement of Winners: Friday, December 1
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