Using Azure, Microsoft Research contributes to White House’s Climate Data Initiative through food resilience

Microsoft Research is one of several groups within Microsoft contributing to the Food Resilience theme of the White House’s Climate Data Initiative (CDI) by collecting pertinent data sets in the cloud using Microsoft Azure.

The initiative is an effort to open, organize, and centralize climate-relevant data on Data.gov’s Climate website. To support the CDI, public and private partnerships have emerged, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joining forces with Microsoft Research to organize data sets and tools in the cloud to provide insight into vulnerabilities in the food system.

The USDA has implemented its data and tools on Microsoft Azure, which makes it easy for agricultural researchers to explore, analyze and share insights to address climate-change concerns and help farmers and producers improve the food system.

Read more about Microsoft’s role in this initiative on Inside Microsoft Research and the Microsoft Research Connections Blog.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff