Open data

Sentinels of our Environment

Now that four of the European Space Agency’s Sentinel satellites are operational (Sentinel-1 a and b, Sentinel-2a, Sentinel-3a), there is a huge opportunity for Defra, along with many other UK government departments and organisations. The regular refresh of openly accessible …

Putting our data to work

We met with Clare Moriarty on Friday 6 January to run through the progress with the Data Programme. This is a short summary of what we discussed. Defra has suffered a similar problem to all large organisations: data has not …

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 …