Webinar on ‘Big Data Applications and Utilising Non-Traditional Data Sources and Methods for Official Statistics’
10 June 2021
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Turkey
Within the framework of its Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organised a webinar on ‘Big Data Applications and Utilising Non-Traditional Data Sources and Methods for Official Statistics’ in collaboration with National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the Statistics Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) on 10 June 2021 with the participation of 60 attendees from the NSOs of 17 OIC countries and 2 international organisations.
The objective of the webinar was to share experiences in the development and/or use of big data applications and utilising non-traditional data sources and methods for official statistics.
The webinar covered the following topics:
Opportunities and challenges of using non-traditional data sources, particularly big data, for official statistics; and
Concrete big data applications of the OIC countries including the use of non-traditional data sources and methods such as satellite imagery data, mobile phone data, scanner data, Automated Identification System (AIS) vessel tracking data, earth observation data, machine learning, and others.
The webinar was conducted through a video conferencing platform by following synchronous learning and instruction approaches designed in line with the virtual training solutions undertaken by SESRIC in order to better serve the Centre’s training activities and keep participants motivated and engaged during this time of global crisis due to COVID-19.