In National Tree Week, Defra technology innovation consultant Jon Griffiths shares his insight on how a collaborative project has been investigating where Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology could help monitor tree growth, and support research into the role trees play in tackling climate change.
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Defra technology innovation consultant Jan Murdoch shares his assessment of the key findings of our 2023 Emerging Technologies Radar, which highlights the potential influence of emerging technologies on the challenges and opportunities faced by Defra group, particularly in our pivotal role in promoting environmental sustainability within the UK.
Chris Howes on his learnings from COP27 and how we need to think differently about sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
It’s only been 12 months since we last produced our annual emerging technology radar, but already there have been seismic business challenges emerging, and the very rapid evolution of transformative digital technologies.
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.
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.