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More floods, droughts and heatwaves: a future to prepare for...

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The effect of drought on soil

July 2016 saw the publication of the evidence report for the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 (CCRA2017) by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change.  Their report provides an independent assessment of the risks and opportunities …

Defra Science and Innovation: Government’s International Forward Look

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Katla Volcano in Icleand, Erupting in 1918

On Wednesday 7 September, the first Defra Science and Innovation Fair is being held in Nobel House Atrium, where scientists from across the group will be showcasing their work. You can see a full list of stalls at the event …

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.

Natural England's long-term monitoring network data

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Natural England’s Long Term Monitoring Network (LTMN) vegetation data has been published on data.gov.uk. The Long-term Monitoring Network is one of the ways that Natural England will understand the effects of climate change, air pollution and land management on the …