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World Soil Day: How we’re improving access to soils data and information for England and Wales

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On World Soil Day, Naomi Lees explains the importance of Defra’s new four-year agreement with Cranfield University for the maintenance and licensing of The Land Information system (LandIS).

Working well with subject matter experts: 6 tips for content designers

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From explaining your role to working out their pain points, Content Designer Anna Scott shares tips for creating great relationships and working well with subject matter experts  Hi, I’m Anna. I joined Defra as a content designer just over a …

Defra Data Heroes: Meet our ‘digital-first’ library team

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In the latest instalment from our Defra Data Heroes series, we hear from Sonja van Montfort, Defra’s Head Librarian, about how her team keeps colleagues across the Defra organisations informed through a range of print and online resources, and the vital work the team does to manage a unique library collection.

Radar – more than just wave detection

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Defra’s technology innovation team recently released their 2021 Emerging Technology Radar. Tony Riggs, who leads the team, explains how it tells us a lot about the challenges and opportunities facing the Defra group, and the emerging technologies that could impact on these.