Open Science CUI 2020: Remotely Green #1
Evidence : "aviation represents 1.9% of the CO2 emissions" - [Graver, B., Zhang, K., & Rutherford, D. (2019). CO2 emissions from commercial aviation, 2018. The International Council of Clean Transportation.]
Interview, Experiment : The project has been run during various hackathons and won several times, and convinced many people.
Implementing a CO2 emissions calculator to compare remote meetings specifics to the cost of the in person ones, showing that greener alternatives do exist.
The tool can take the shape of an online calculator, or maybe be implemented as an open API, to increase versatility.
We are going to cut the project in two parts, the first one being centered on the calculation of CO2 for a specific setup/device, which will be opaque to the end user, and the second, which focuses on the service and UI.
Our generation has to make a move to aware the previous and the next ones of the impact they have on their daily tasks. How a small change a company can do, by imposing remote meetings instead of being in person can have a huge positive impact on the planet
During the Covid pandemic, the need for remote meetings and communication has proven being hugely important, and is intrinsically tied to climate change and its issues. Now is the time to use the digital technologies and the open paradigm to make a positive and efficient change.
Computer scientists and developers with some mathematical knowledge as well as open data bases that can be used in the calculator. IT infrastructures such as servers, frameworks and libraries.
Next steps? Pilots?
Advertisement in universities or a pop up window before starting a remote meeting with an app.
Conferences in companies to promote the usefulness of the project, creation of a site/ web app. Promotion as an educational tool in schools.