Satellite data in Defra: collaboration, innovation and leading the way

The exciting vision of utilising satellite data to their full potential in policy development and operations by 2020 in Defra’s Roadmap for the use of Earth Observation (PDF) is being taken forward in many Defra work areas and with many partners, …

Learning from our first innovation/(un)workshop

On 23 March, the Defra CAP policy team and Data programme team convened a mixed cohort of policy experts, technologists and data innovators to explore how remote sensing, earth observation and open data can reduce the burden of farm inspections on farmers.

This is what they came up with.

Landmark Envirocheck: providing insight using Defra's open data

The following case study from Mike Williams, Data Research Consultant at Landmark Information group, shows how Defra's open data is being provided as a service alongside environmental expertise, to advise developers on the suitability of land for development. With the Government Digital Service …

Do we have the right technical skills?

The JNCC Technical Skills Framework – a strategic approach to training The majority of staff at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) are scientists. We also have a dedicated technical development team but how do we know that we have …