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European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM)

Project: ECEM will produce, in close consultation with prospective users, a climate service tool that enables the energy industry and policy makers to assess how well different energy supply mixes in Europe will meet demand, over different time horizons (from seasonal to long-term planning over decades), focusing on the role climate has on the combination of energy sources. Changes in climate affect the supply of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, as well as affecting the demand…

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Agri-Tech East joins IEA

Press release issued: June 22, 2016 The Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) has strengthened its ties with the agri-food sector, announcing Agri-Tech East as its 19th Partner, with the IEA also becoming a member of the innovation hub. Agri-Tech East is an independent, business-focused group improving the international competitiveness and sustainability of plant-based agriculture and horticulture. It brings together farmers and growers with scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs to…

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Guest Blog: Andrew Comer of BuroHappold Engineering

GUEST BLOG: By Andrew Comer BSc CEng FICE FIHT, BuroHappold Engineering Cities Group Director Follow BuroHappold Engineering’s news on Twitter @BuroHappold Engineering Cities Group Director at new IEA Partner BuroHappold Engineering, Andrew Comer, recently wrote this article for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) exploring some of the issues which will impact upon our urban spaces in coming decades as populations grow – transport, housing, land-use and new technology – and  what…

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IEA welcomes CGI collaboration

Press Release issued: June 14th, 2016 The Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) has announced a new collaborative relationship with CGI, one of the largest global IT services providers. CGI’s pan-European space team provides ground systems for processing Earth Observation and weather satellite data, and services exploiting EO data for applications from forestry and agriculture to climate and insurance. Colin McKinnon, CEO of the IEA, welcomed the relationship saying: “CGI are a major…

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A little less conversation, please!

By Richard Lamb, IEA Knowledge Exchange Manager, May 2016 In the opening session of the Adaptation Futures Conference, Princess Abze Djigma of Burkina Faso asked the conference to “deliver less talk and more action”, yet within 24 hours I was listening to business leaders saying they couldn’t adapt until they had more data! There are terabytes and petabytes of climate data, freely available from academic institutions and governments.  Even the politicians agree that the climate is…

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Sentinel-1B: Seeing double

By Vicky Lucas, IEA Training & Development Manager, May 2016 The word ‘disruptive’ always gets my attention when used by a scientist, and that was how a colleague at the Satellite Applications Catapult described the Sentinel series of satellites.  ‘Disruptive’ – but why? Two reasons: firstly the sheer unimaginably vast volume of data that will be produced and the resulting need for next generation downloading, processing and storage, and secondly that Sentinel data is open data so…

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Guest blog: Amy Barthorpe of WeFarm

GUEST BLOG: By Amy Barthorpe, Head of Business Development at WeFarm Visit www.wefarm.org and follow WeFarm’s news on Twitter @we_farm IEA Data Scientist Ben Lloyd-Hughes took part in a high profile panel at UR2016 [May 19, 2016], a forum of experts and practitioners in disaster risk identification. This year’s theme was ‘Building Evidence for Action’ and Ben was on a panel put together by USAid titled ‘When uncertainty is certain: tools for improved decision making for weather…

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New Partners as IEA continues to grow

Press Release issued: Friday, May 13, 2016 The IEA has welcomed two new Partners – the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and BuroHappold Engineering – as it continues to grow its collaborative projects in environmental data analytics. The additions bring the total Partnership to 18 as the IEA approaches its first anniversary in June. The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s extensive, long-term monitoring, analysis and modelling deliver UK and global environmental data,…

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MP Rob Wilson visits The IEA on Earth Day

Press Release issued: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 MP Rob Wilson marked Earth Day on Friday, April 22, by visiting the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA). He discussed the importance of translating the vast amount of environmental open data into a practical resource for UK industry with IEA CEO Colin McKinnon and saw projects that the IEA, in collaboration with its Partners, is delivering. These included the Loddon Virtual Catchment Laboratory, a University of Reading project initially funded…

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