Two of our data analysts, Josh George and Junayed Islam, who joined Defra at the height of the pandemic, reflect on their experiences of online recruitment, working remotely, and having still never met their colleagues in person.
Defra’s technology innovation team recently released their 2021 Emerging Technology Radar. Tony Riggs, who leads the team, explains how it tells us a lot about the challenges and opportunities facing the Defra group, and the emerging technologies that could impact on these.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and Defra are introducing a new and improved IT system for the export of plants and plant products, as Susanna Wright, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Product Owner plants IT systems, explains.
Over the last 18 months I've been building a new Data and Information Access team in Defra. The team brings together data sharing and library functions.
Maintaining catalogues of good quality metadata is critical to them all. But over the last few months I've come to realise I have a love/hate relationship with metadata and the hate is winning.
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.
We’ve come a long way since the inception of the Defra Data Transformation programme a few years ago, and it’s always healthy to take a moment to reflect on past successes, to learn from challenges, and to think about the …
A few weeks ago we posted a blog about how we’ve simplified the waste permits service. We've also made a short film about the agile team working on the service and how they are continually improving it based on feedback from users.
Read a blog post about the Defra Livestock Information Programme - which is working with industry to transform how we track future livestock movements in the UK.
A post from John Seglias (Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer) sharing some thoughts on transformation.
Defra group has the potential to simplify its access to satellite data and transform how we monitor and manage the UK’s landscape.