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Data Transformation

Metadata: a thin line between love and hate

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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.

Making it easier to access and use earth observation data

Andrew Newman and earth ovservation

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.  

Process once - use everywhere

Defra group has the potential to simplify its access to satellite data and transform how we monitor and manage the UK’s landscape.