IEA surprises Tonga birthday guests
It’s not often that we present at a birthday party, complete with balloons and cake! But we were delighted to be invited to celebrate the 1st birthday of the PCREEE (Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) during our trip to Tonga yesterday (April 25). Our CEO Colin McKinnon was a surprise VIP guest to discuss our innovative method of using data from space and ground sources – RE-SAT – to help Pacific islands achieve their renewable energy targets.
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
Sell-out data webinar
So many people from around the world joined our Belmont Forum data webinar on April 19th that it was a total sell-out. For anyone who could not log in, you can watch the webinar on our Knowledge page to hear about the data skills curricula framework, on which the IEA’s Vicky Lucas, was the key author.
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/
New contracts for IEA
The IEA has been awarded two new contracts – one with a Spanish SME and another with a French research institute – calling on our expertise in software development and data visualisation. Click on the PROJECTS tab to find out more about how our skills are used to address data challenges.
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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