In March, a small milestone went largely unnoticed. The UK Open Data movement was 10 years old. It has been a privilege and an honour to be a part of the movement within Government during this time. At the end …
I lead Open Data and Transparency and the INSPIRE National Contact Point within Defra. I’m a father of two cheeky girls and have a background in marine and freshwater science, data standards, data analysis and Geographic Information.
This week we will be advertising the exciting, challenging and rewarding role of Deputy Director for Data in Defra on the Civil Service Jobs portal. This role is key for leading Defra’s unique and exciting data transformation programme, building on …
To deliver Defra’s new strategy we will make Defra data driven. We will do this because sharing our data, ways of working and technology will drive better results for Defra and the sectors we care about. The Environment Secretary is …
Making 8000 data sets open quickly, and changing our ways of working to deliver this can bring with it risks. Within Defra we have experts in understanding and managing these risks and over the last few weeks we have been …
Learning as we go, an update on #OpenDefra and releasing Defra data.
We’re posting here on the Defra digital blog some of the stories about our data, data activities and data releases. On 25 June, our Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss set out her vision for the role of open data in the future of food and farming.
This week sees some exciting steps forward in opening up useful data that support our understanding of rivers and providing data that local groups interested in topics such as flood management and pollution control can access. OpenMap Water This week we …
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