Pentalytics and the TCD Model

TCD will exist for the public good and for public benefit. TCD will form a non-profit entity to ensure that all people, parties, and entities have access to trusted climate data. TCD will work with technology company Spherical Analytics, using Pentalytics, to build and grow global adoption and seamless access to the open source data platform. Pentalytics is an MIT-researched model to “Convene the Commons,” conceived by Internet pioneer Dan Harple, founder of Spherical Analytics. The methodology allows participants in massive complex networks across five segments (Academia, Industry, Government/NGO, Finance, and Entrepreneurs) to work collectively and collaboratively to achieve challenging goals – in this case a minimum viable interoperability in climate data and the acceleration of data-driven models and interventions for positive climate action. 


Pentalytics has successfully been used in improving global transport (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative) and digital music (Open Music Initiative). TCD believes that using this method, and the team behind it, as the model for building the TCD platform will provide the best outcome for the veracity, security, and interoperability of the world’s climate data.