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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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New partners announced at official launch of the institute for environmental analytics

Press Release issued: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 The Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA), a new organisation bridging the gap between scientific research and industry, has been officially launched by DEFRA Minister Rory Stewart. He joined Sir David Bell KCB, Vice-Chancellor of University of Reading, to meet CEO of the IEA, Colin McKinnon, and Partners including Sainsbury’s, Microsoft and Telespazio Vega, at London’s Digital Catapult on Tuesday, January 26th. The IEA is a major…

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CHARMe Paper

IEA data experts, Dr Debbie Clifford and Dr Jon Blower, have played a key role in introducing a new system that will speed up the work of data analysts and research around the world. They are two of the authors of a paper about CHARMe that has been accepted for publication by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). The Paper follows an EU FP7- project, led by the University of Reading, to address how climate data analysts, scientists and researchers can reliably source…

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Surprise Visit from Government Minister Ed Vaizey

We had a surprise visitor tour SNAP Sentinel-1 course yesterday – Government Minister Ed Vaizey! The Minister of State for Culture & the Digital Economy dropped in on the sell-out workshop while at Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell for the UK Space Security Conference. Andrea Minchella showed Ed how satellites can show changes in the Earth’s surface after earthquakes to the nearest centimetre. Vicky Lucas had excellent feedback from delegates and after meeting Ed she…

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SNAP shot of Sentinel-1 toolbox

Update issued: January 21st 2016 The final day of our sell-out SNAP Sentinel-1 toolbox course and more fascinating hands-on training from Andrea Minchella and Raffaella Guida for delegates including PhD students, insurance researchers and Earth Observation professionals. Great example of IEA partners working together to deliver valuable training for industry and academia. If you missed it, it will be running again in March, at Satellite Applications Catapult, email Vicky Lucas on…

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