Defra group has the potential to simplify its access to satellite data and transform how we monitor and manage the UK’s landscape.
Steve Wilkinson, Head of Innovation, Defra Data Transformation Programme
Bovine TB is a complex and costly disease in cattle. Bringing Defra’s data together and providing better access and tools will really help us to tackle it.
Defra is undergoing transformation. Defra has lots of data. And data is key to delivering ‘the transformation we want’.
Our forests are valuable to us in many different ways – something we’ve understood for a long time. Now we have a new way to keep an eye on them.
Much of Defra’s work relies on good access to, and use of, various kinds of geographical data. At present Defra has numerous local repositories within individual organisations which, in addition to being costly to maintain, can also lead to problems …
Now that four of the European Space Agency’s Sentinel satellites are operational (Sentinel-1 a and b, Sentinel-2a, Sentinel-3a), there is a huge opportunity for Defra, along with many other UK government departments and organisations.
We met with Clare Moriarty on Friday 6 January to run through the progress with the Data Programme. This is a short summary of what we discussed.
Today the first batch of marine survey data collected by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee was released under an Open Government Licence. These data will support furthering our understanding of the species which occur around in the seas around the …
Today, as part of the #OpenDefra campaign, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) published its data inventory. This details the data sources that JNCC intend to publish under the Open Government Licence. JNCC was formed in 1990 when nature conservation was …
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This blog is about our experience of transforming Defra digital services and information.
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- Content is for everyone: how we’re making Defra’s GOV.UK webpages accessible to all 21 May 2020
- Learning in lockdown: moving L&D online 18 May 2020
- Reducing food waste is not a waste of time 29 April 2020