Emily Dowdeswell, PhD Intern, Defra Chief Scientist's Office

Data, emerging technologies, uses and impact

How can we use data, now and in the future? What are emerging technologies and what are their potential uses and impacts? A Defra-Royal Society panel debate asked these and other questions recently...

Why Defra has an Earth Observation Centre of Excellence

Earth Observation technologies help us to understand how our actions affect our environment and are key to delivering better services through smarter use of data.

A digital-data future at Ordnance Survey

On a recent visit to Ordnance Survey (OS) I learned about the diversity of geospatial data and innovation OS undertakes. OS was born in 1791 under the ambition of creating a superior map of Britain. While world-famous for their paper …