An eventful week, in which I

  • Remotely joined the celebration of the life of Catherine Miller
  • Spent 2 afternoons diving deeper into CKAN, as the platform for open data publication for a client, together with the intended users
  • Worked on, and led a session on measurement and indicators for circular economy, with the circular economy team of a client
  • Did the first strategic interviews of the European High Value Data research
  • Had a conference call with the EC on the research progress
  • Attended the book launch and opening of the exhibition in honor of Arjen Kamphuis
  • Worked with Y in the garden
  • Visited friends in our old hometown Enschede

This week in …… 1643*

The bay of Tongatapu with the two ships of Abel Tasman’s journey

Abel Tasman landed on Tonga on 21 January 1643. Although Tonga was visited by various European colonial powers, it never lost its self-determination and always kept its own government.

Above an illustration from his journey. Oddly enough its reference by the Dutch Royal Library in Europeana claims full copyright, which is incorrect. The image is in the public domain.

(* I show an openly licensed image with each Week Notes posting, to showcase more open cultural material. See here why, and how I choose the images for 2020.)