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

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Anna is stood holding her bicycle on a single track road. She is wearing sunglasses, a white top and orange shorts. Above her you can see Glastonbury Tor.

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.

Making it easier to access and use earth observation data

Andrew Newman and earth ovservation

We've opened our new Earth Observation Data Service to users across Defra. This data has the potential to change our understanding of the environment.  Andrew Newman explains how this is working and how we are making this data openly available.  

Process once - use everywhere

Defra group has the potential to simplify its access to satellite data and transform how we monitor and manage the UK’s landscape.

Building capacity and capability into our teams: Gaining analytical insight with R

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When building a multifunctional team to demonstrate the power and potential of data, we think it's important to upskill whenever and wherever possible. In the Data Programme, we're learning all the time, as this post about taking a course in …