Technology Innovation Consultant Marcus Melton shares his thoughts on how emerging technologies are explored in Defra, and why it is important we continue to test innovative solutions across the department.
Defra Science and Innovation
As Ramadan begins for Muslims around the world, Afshan Khan, a Resource Manager in our Architecture Data Information and Innovation team, shares her thoughts and reflections on what this important time in the Islamic calendar means to her.
Jan Murdoch, Lead Horizon Scanner in our Technology Innovation team, shares his thoughts on the emerging technologies to watch out for this year and why they matter to Defra.
Tony Riggs explains how our Technology Innovation team has done some innovative work recently to monitor the effects of trees at absorbing carbon dioxide, and on using high performance compute (HPC) technology for speeding up flood modelling, work which has received industry recognition.
Tony Hunt, imports delivery lead in the Digital Data and Technology Services Major Projects team, has been looking at how food comes into the UK this World Food Day.
A multi-disciplinary digital delivery team in Defra’s Environmental Quality Directorate is driving an exciting initiative which is central to the Government’s ambition to reduce packaging waste and improve the way we use material resources.
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.
Dave More from Defra’s Digital Robotics Automation Centre of Excellence (DRACoE) shares his reflections on a year which has seen his team turn a fledgling robotics capability from concept to reality.
Tracey Friday, a product owner in the Digital Transformation team at Natural England working on delivering digital services for Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), shares her experience of being on the ‘other side’ of the customer-supplier fence.
All IT solutions have limitations, but if clearly communicated, those limitations can help explain design intent and highlight strengths, as Oliver Tearne from the Department of Epidemiological Sciences at the Animal and Plant Health Agency discovered.