The sixth annual A2 Data Dive was held on Nov. 12, 2016. We were joined by 100+ enthusiastic volunteers!
Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation works with volunteers from the community to maintain biodiversity and restore damaged ecosystems. Their goals for the DataDive included determining the effectiveness of their marketing strategies for recruiting and retaining volunteers as well as what stories of ecosystem change could be gleaned from the data their volunteers have collected.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a national program that “inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” Their goals for the Data Dive were to understand how many girls at what grade levels are participating annually, which sites are performing well and receiving repeat registrations, discover what is the peak registration time, and where financial support is needed the most.
Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) works to make real-time and historical data publicly available to the larger Great Lakes community, benefiting data users and decision makers. Their goals for the DataDive were to make their data sets more user friendly, including enabling easier public download of datasets of interest, identifying buoys which experience a lot of environmental variability and generating visualizations which incorporate both forecast and nowcast data points.
Salem-South Lyon District Library’s mission is “To educate, enrich, and empower our community”. Their goal for the DataDive was to optimize their services to best serve current users as well as attract new users, to identify areas they are excelling at or need to improve upon, and to identify who they are serving/not serving well in the community.
You can learn more about organization and results of the 2016 Data Dive in our 2016 Annual Report.