We've opened our new Earth Observation Data Service to users across Defra. This data has the potential to change our understanding of the environment. Andrew Newman explains how this is working and how we are making this data openly available.
Volunteering has been a release and source of comfort for many during lockdown, both for those volunteering and for those needing help and support.
To mark this year’s Volunteers' Week, one of our user researchers, Chloe Westerman, describes her experiences of volunteering during the past couple of months.
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. When it comes to the web, accessibility means making online content usable by all. It’s a subject close to the Defra content team’s heart.
To coincide with ‘On Air, Online’ - Learning at Work Week, Joya Snowden, Defra Capability Development lead supporting the Digital Data and Technology Services (DDTS) function, tells us how her team has been developing their learning offer to provide options that can be accessed by colleagues working at home.
To mark Stop Food Waste Day Christina Gyles, one of our interaction designers, shares her passion for reducing food waste and her ideas about what more we can all do.
Emi Carmichael from the Ruby Waste Services Team tells us about the success of the Defra Waste Exemptions renewal service which was launched in August.
Emma Cuthbert, Defra content designer, shares her experience of having mild coronavirus symptoms and the impact of the outbreak on her usual working from home routine.
Sustainability has long been a priority for the UK. The issue continues to be high on the political agenda.
But how many of us have ever considered how IT equipment is recycled, or how IT services might be delivered in a more sustainable way?
When people hear the term apprentice some will immediately think of the hit BBC TV reality game show 'The Apprentice’, in which budding entrepreneurs compete for the chance to win a big prize.
The concept of apprenticeships has been around a long time though. And earlier this month Civil Service apprentices up and down the land celebrated National Apprenticeship Week.
Ever needed to send some ‘sheepskin to China’, how about ‘horses to Argentina’ or even some ‘greasy wool to Chile’. Perhaps not, but for some companies these niche exports are their core business, and it’s big business.
To mark Services Week – a focus on the government’s digital activity – we look at the relaunch of the long term flood risk service, designed around the needs of the people who actually use it.