Software tools

Why Defra has an Earth Observation Centre of Excellence

Earth Observation technologies help us to understand how our actions affect our environment and are key to delivering better services through smarter use of data.

Up, up and very far away: Remote sensing in flood response

Currently 1.8 million people live in areas at risk of flooding across the UK. With an increasing population and dependence on flood plains for housing and industry, loss of natural flood defences and increased likelihood of extreme weather events; this …

GeoSmart's Groundwater Flood Forecasting service

GeoSmart Information combines Environment Agency open data with modelling in its GWFlood groundwater flood forecast service. Our model At GeoSmart, our model predicts groundwater levels based on actual history of all the main variables affecting groundwater recharge, flow and discharge …