Data for public goods, decision support based on open data

Open data is data that is available for use without legal restrictions and under an open license. These data may be public or those that their owners have decided to leave without restrictions for their free use.

The Data Observatory works in the area of open data, developing mechanisms that allow easy access and reuse, promoting that researchers and the general public have access to such data in a simple and expedited manner. The support that the Data Observatory has given to the Ministry of Science in the COVID-19 data is one of the examples in this area of work.

COVID-19 Database (data science in relation to the pandemic):

The Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 database on GitHub is a massive-use platform offering open access to the data analysis community. Data Observatory (DO) additionally develops a set of solutions using cloud platforms offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) through DO, which will multiply the accessibility and usage of this database that is fed with data from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, the Ministry of the Environment, and data on national mobility that is supplied by third parties.

Other projects

From the earth to sky, astronomy and astroinformatics
The Data Observatory under its area of work from the earth to sky, aims to exploit the data generated through this revolutionary observation capacity in the country. Currently, the projects of LSST, an association of the Data Observatory and ALeRCE,…
From the sky to the earth, Earth observation
The Data Observatory in collaboration with CSIRO collaborate for the implementation and enablement of the Data Cube (open source solution containing decades of high-quality Earth observation data), in order to support decision-making using satellite images.