We officially enter a pre-election period as of midnight tonight, so there will be no new blog posts until after the election.
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...
We’ve just wrapped on Day 2 of our two-week sprint over at Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange.
This is the first of a series of blogposts – ‘sprintnotes’ – covering a two week sprint aiming to make better use of flood data.
Last year I was lucky enough to get on to the GDS Data Science Accelerator. On this scheme participants offer their enthusiasm to learn data science and their time to work on a project of potential value to their departments. …
I made this Storify so we can all add stuff about Lidar...primarily how it's being used but also developments in collection and publication
A series of fortunate events at ODI Leeds saw Defra data being delved into and joined with other data to find insights and build prototypes. This is what happened at the final one on 30 March.
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.
To make sure Defra group can act together, the way each part – from smaller teams to whole agencies – designs, shares and uses data for operational and policy decisions needs to be aligned to common principles.
Currently 1.8 million people live in areas at risk of flooding across the UK. With an increasing population and dependence on flood plains for housing and industry, loss of natural flood defences and increased likelihood of extreme weather events; this …