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UK Climate Data Exploration Demonstrator to be showcased at ESA Living Planet Symposium

Press Release issued: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 A new visualisation demonstrator tool that allows quick and easy comparison of reliable climate data from variable sources is being showcased at the European Space Agency (ESA) Living Planet Symposium in Prague on May 9-13, 2016. The Climate Data Exploration Demonstrator was commissioned by the UK Space Agency’s Climate Data from Space Stakeholders Group (CDSSG) and the project was managed by the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA). The…

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Implementation of Climate Data from Space Zone

Press Release issued: Friday, April 22, 2016 A new UK Climate Data from Space computing zone has been announced to boost growth and innovation in the UK’s climate services industries. The new funding commitment was announced by the UK Space Agency and National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) on Monday, April 11, and has been welcomed by the Climate Data from Space Stakeholder Group (CDSSG). The CDS-zone will provide dedicated infrastructure and software support to the UK Climate Data from…

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View From The 4th Floor - a blog from the newest member of the team

View From The Fourth Floor - a blog from the newest member of the team - Institute for Environmental Analytics www.the-iea.org/ view-fourth-floor-blog-newest-member-team/ Starting any new job is daunting, but the excitement of becoming the Knowledge Exchange Manager at the IEA has been growing over the last 6 weeks ...…

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Funding secured for new climate projects

Press Release issued: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 The Institute for Environmental Analytics is celebrating three successful funding wins which will boost commercial use of climate data in a range of market sectors. The three projects have all won funding from ECMWF’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). The projects are: Wind Storm Climate Service (WISC) This collaborative project to address the increasing social and economic cost of severe wind storms has secured funding to a total of…

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Environmental resilience in cities

By Colin McKinnon This week I presented at the UN Habitat’s urban resilience week. The event brought together global cities to share their experiences of urban resilience in the beautiful setting of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barcelona. From the temperature spikes effecting Rio de Janeiro, the 183 days a year in Tehran when air pollution exceeds the maximum limit (this on top of other major environmental challenges such as earthquakes), the building design…

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December 2015 Newsletter

Welcome from Colin McKinnon, CEO With the end of the year approaching, I’m pleased to send you our new-style quarterly newsletter which is intended to update on some of the IEA core team activities. Over the last six months I’ve really enjoyed meeting both Partners and external organisations and have been impressed by the enthusiasm shown towards the IEA. With the majority of the team now in place or due to start in the New Year, I firmly believe we have a fantastic platform from…

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Prize visit for UTC Reading’s winning drone team

Press Release issued: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 The Big Data entrepreneurs of tomorrow pitched their prize-winning project to today’s experts when students from UTC Reading revealed their innovative emergency drone to the Institute for Environmental Analytics. CEO Colin McKinnon and Director of Science, Dr Jon Blower, and Martin Dix, Partner of Peter Brett Associates [PBA], welcomed the students to the University of Reading campus on Tuesday, February 23, with FRED – the First Response…

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

Update from Colin McKinnon, CEO It has been a very successful start to the year with a number of excellent R&D bid wins already confirmed, a couple still under embargo and more waiting for decisions. The IEA technical team is busy working on a wide variety of technology demonstrator projects, with more in the pipeline and we look forward to sharing the outcomes as they complete. We also have a busy schedule of conferences coming up covering a broad range of sectors – this month I will be…

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Minister issues call to action at IEA launch

Thank you to Defra Minister Rory Stewart for such an inspiring speech at the official launch of the IEA on Tuesday. We were delighted to welcome so many of our IEA Partners and guests for a celebratory evening of networking at Digital Catapult. IEA CEO Colin McKinnon announced three new Partners for the IEA – McKinnon announced three new Partners – BMT Group, ERM and Agrimetrics – saying: “Businesses of all sizes need to be making commercial use of environmental data, or risk falling…

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