Icebreaker One

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Icebreaker One is an initiative to develop an Open Environmental Risk Standard that will radically increase the accessibility of data required to address a wide range environmental risks. It is not a technology initiative—our focus is on joining together use-cases by creating the enabling conditions for automated sharing. To do so, we will address business models, product innovation, policy, processes, licensing, technology and communications practices to help enable organisations in the public and private sectors to collaborate at-scale. We believe there are substantial issues around reliable data sharing that, if addressed, could create a step-change in the ability for domain experts to affect change. These include, but are not limited to:
  • financial instruments
  • insurance
  • risk modelling
  • hazards
  • disaster risk reduction
  • resilience
  • reconstruction
  • preparedness
  • mitigation
  • sustainability
  • science
We are in the early stages of development. This page acts as an index to project resources. If you are interested in getting involved please email If you wish to introduce someone to the project, please share this page and/or email us. If you would like to keep up to date with progress, news and potential opportunities to get involved, please