An Open Invitation to the California Trash Data Dive

Join us on November 16, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Where:

San Francisco Estuary Institute 4911 Central Ave Richmond, CA

When:

Friday November 16, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Who and What:

The State Water Resources Control Board will be hosting an immersive trash data dive where data wranglers will work alongside trash experts, municipalities, and policy writers to discover how and where trash is generated, transported, and deposited.


Objectives:

The goal of this exercise will be to produce a series of data visualizations which tells a statewide trash story that can direct monitoring design, implementation, and reporting.

Our specific goals include:

  1. Gaining better insight into the trash life cycle (e.g. Where is it coming from? How much is in our waterways? Are BMPs working? Where are the hotspots? How much is making its way into the ocean?)
  2. Obtaining a better understanding of data standards, schema, and collection methodologies necessary to use monitoring data effectively
  3. Collaborating across multiple disciplines and sectors to better understand the issue as a whole

How:

To participate, sign up on our Eventbrite page: https://CATrashDataDive18.eventbrite.com

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the 2018 California Trash Data Dive

Venue: The San Francisco Estuary Institute

Where can I find more information on the event?

Please see our trash monitoring website (trashmonitoring.org) for the most up-to-date information on the event.

How do I register to attend?

You can register on our Eventbrite page (https://catrashdatadive18.eventbrite.com) or email nicole.hack@waterboards.ca.gov if registration is closed. In order to attend in person, you are required to:

Where is the event held?

The event will take place on November 16th, 2018 from 9am - 5pm at the San Francisco Estuary Institute at 4911 Central Ave Richmond, CA.

What will we do at the event?

Data scientists will work alongside trash experts, municipalities, and policy writers to discover how and where trash is created, transported, and deposited.The goal of this exercise will be to produce a series of data visualizations which tells a statewide trash story that can direct monitoring design, implementation, and reporting.

Our specific goals include:

  1. Gaining better insight into the trash life cycle (e.g. Where is it coming from? How much is in our waterways? Are BMPs working? Where are the hotspots? How much is making its way into the ocean?)
  2. Obtaining a better understanding of data standards, schema, and collection methodologies necessary to use monitoring data effectively
  3. Collaborating across multiple disciplines and sectors to better understand the issue as a whole

You can find the specific schedule for the event here.

Will the event be live streamed?

Please see us at https://join.me/sfei-conf-ei

Zero Waste Event

What does it mean to be a zero waste event?

As a zero waste event we will not be producing any trash which is sent to landfills. All waste produced at the event will either be composted or recycled. We will also be using reusable plates, mugs, cups, and utensils and encourage attendants to bring their own reusable water bottles, thermoses, and bandana napkins.

Is food provided at the event?

Yes, we will be supplying sandwiches, salads, chips, and sweets. You MUST order your lunch through this survey otherwise there may not be enough food for you.

What should I bring to the event?

Please bring your laptop and charger for research, coding, data diving, and use of electronic resources. Additionally, please bring your reusable water bottles, thermoses, and bandanas to help in our zero waste efforts.

What is parking like at SFEI?

There are approximately 20 parking spots in the lot to the right of the building plus free street parking in front of the building.