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Data Transformation

(Un)designing for open government and enterprise

Clare Moriarty

At the Open Data Institute's annual Summit at the BFI Southbank in London in November, Defra's Permanent Secretary, Clare Moriarty, spoke about open ways of working, open culture and open data. This is what she had to say about the …

How to fail at Open Data…. and other learnings from the Open Government Partnership Summit 2016

A few weeks ago, I’d never even heard of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), but I recently found myself attending the OGP Summit 2016 in Paris from 7–9 December, talking about #OpenDefra, along with Mike Rose and David Buck. Turns …

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

Eden tamed: using data to solve flooding in Cumbria

Healthy competition is a fantastic way to focus teams on tasks, concentrating efforts on a single goal within a time limit. The space race, the Sinclair-Acorn 8-bit computer race ('the battle for our classrooms'), the race to claim priority for …

Satellites, sensors and savings - the 2nd meeting of Defra's Data Programme Board

Defra's Programme Board Meeting for the second time.

As the new Director of Data, Knowledge and Innovation in the Environment Agency, I joined Defra's Data Programme Board meeting – chaired by Emily Miles – with colleagues from across Defra group for its second meeting on 19 October. I …

Learning from our first innovation/(un)workshop

On 23 March, the Defra CAP policy team and Data programme team convened a mixed cohort of policy experts, technologists and data innovators to explore how remote sensing, earth observation and open data can reduce the burden of farm inspections on farmers.

This is what they came up with.

Improving CAP inspections through data innovation – Event

new technologies and ways of working provide new opportunities for working

You may well know that the Defra family, including its arms’-length bodies, holds a vast treasure trove of data. The goal of the Department is to make all non-personal data it holds available as open data – data anyone can access, …