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Join us for data & climate services think tank

Join us and other leading experts as two cross-party think tanks combine to discuss big data & climate change services and emerging technology.  It is a must for businesses looking at the opportunities and challenges of climate change and accessing the IEA’s expertise in the field of climate services emerging technology, including renewable energy, infrastructure and agriculture. The All Party Parliamentary Groups on Data Analytics and on Climate Change are coming together for this event on Monday, July 16th. To book, click on our Events tab.

Waste project calls on IEA skills

THE IEA is developing key aspects of software architecture and database design for an innovative start-up developing a waste management trading platform. Recycle2Trade, a London-based SME, is leading a pan-European initiative to build a platform which allows waste producers and users of waste products to come together to improve recycling rates and reduce illegal fly tipping and the burning of waste. The Open Waste Compliance Project aims to create a Pan-European waste management licences register to ensure a quick licence validity assessment of registered waste carriers and authorised sites across the EU, by various interested parties in the waste management sectors, from national authorities to waste producers. The project will produce a prototype web-enabled service to make all relevant information available in an easy to use manner. The IEA’s data scientists and software developers are leading on the database design, raw data parsers and API deployment as well as contributing to the visualisation aspects to maximise the user experience. The Portuguese Environment Agency is one of the first partners to share it’s data as part of the project, which will run until 2019.

Data Tree hunt

The nationwide hunt is on for a Data Tree mug hidden on the campus of a UK university to promote the new Data Tree online course. The IEA is drawing on its own experts and colleagues from our Partners to produce the self-paced free course, funded by NERC and backed by National Productivity Investment Fund which is part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. More on Twitter @_DataTree

New drought datasets released

About Drought – the UK’s £12m Drought & Water Scarcity Programme – has released significant new drought datasets. The IEA is a knowledge exchange collaborator on the programme, which is planning an autumn workshop to learn more, test and use the datasets, which can be reached at http://aboutdrought.info/drought-research/data-and-information/

Working with landowners to prevent flooding

The IEA’s data analytics and visualisation skills are helping to give farmers advice on effective natural flood management measures that could protect homes, businesses and agricultural land from flooding. In Landwise – a £1.25m project that has already created a lot of interest in the media – we are working with organisations as diverse as the National Trust, National Farmers’ Union, Environment Agency, local authorities and local action groups and flood groups.

Minister welcomes RE-SAT

RE-SAT, our newly-launched powerful renewable energy analytics platform, has been welcomed in the Seychelles where it is being trialled to support governments, utilities, investors & other stakeholders in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to move away from fossil fuels. Read the full story by clicking on the News tab.

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IEA's first Big Data MOOC open for registration

Professor Ed Hawkins, Professor of Climate Science, University of Reading Big Data and the Environment – the IEA’s new free course Press release issued…

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£2.9m funding for RE-SAT Phase 2

An innovative new data analytics clean energy project that helps developing islands towards a climate-resilient future has been endorsed with a further £2.9m funding.

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IEA Video -Delivering value from big data

The IEA brings together real access to data and technology experts, academic experts and a range of business collaborators to make environmental data much more useful. Data in…

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Westminster think tank, July 16th

Join us in Westminster for a cross-party discussion on using data for climate services

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