The European Investigative Journalism Conference

Apply for climate data and OSINT mentorships!

Have our data sessions inspired you, but you feel there is still so much you could learn? Are you interested in investigating stories about the climate crisis, energy transition, or environmental wrongdoing and you need some help in making sense of the datasets you’ve come across? Have you wondered how the open-source tools can help you investigating environmental stories?

We are here to help! This year, you have the opportunity to book our trainers for “office hours” and get some one-on-one time with them to delve into the data and hone your data journalism and OSINT skills.

Please note that the data mentorship sessions will focus on climate/energy/environmental data and that the OSINT questions should also be related to climate/energy/environment.

The sessions will take place after the official program of Dataharvest 2021:

  • The Data mentorship sessions will take place on Mondays June 14, June 21 and June 28 (time slots to be determined depending on the number of the participants)
  • The OSINT sessions will take place in the week of June 14 (specific dates and times will be determined with the trainer).

Both data and OSINT mentorship sessions are supported by the European Climate Foundation.

Climate data mentorship sessions

In 3 weeks and 3 lessons, our mentors will help you question the climate-related datasets of your choice. There will be learning, there will be homework and in the end, these tools and knowledge will hopefully allow you to continue working on the topic of your choice.

Please make sure you can spare have at least 4 hours per week for the course. If possible, attend the climate sessions on June 4 at Dataharvest, not least Aviation: how to analyse major airlines’ offset programmes?

Your mentors will be Adriana Homolova and Jonathan Stoneman. Please sign up for the data mentorship here

OSINT mentorship sessions

Do you want to track deforestation in your country by analyzing satellite images or track vessels in order to investigate the impact of the fishing industry on our oceans? During the week of June 14, you will have the possibility to book one-on-one sessions with our trainer Ben Heubl who will be able to help you out with all your “environmental OSINT” questions!

If you are interested in the OSINT mentorship sessions, please get in touch with in order to find out more and book your time slot.

Register here

Do you have questions related to the climate sessions or data/OSINT mentorship? Please reach out to Jelena Prtoric