Mike Rose, Head of Engagement, OpenDefra

DataMash: thank you!

On 24–25 May 2017, Defra and Ordnance Survey ran a two-day un/conference (that's part conference, part unconference) at the Ordnance Survey Headquarters at Southampton. These photos capture a little bit of the magic that happened there...thanks to David Tait, Mattie Yeta

That's a wrap-up! Reflecting on the DataFunction Unconference

The Defra Data Function met in a crisp and frosty Birmingham to discuss the future direction of data in Defra

What an archive: 7 million plant specimens

Scanner and samples

Imagine losing 7 million plant specimens in a fire. Kew’s plant store (herbarium) faces this risk. The ‘server room' as it’s known, holds 250 years worth of international plant data. To lose generations of passion, love, care and meticulous attention …