New data skills survey results

IEA Training & Development manager Vicky Lucas is at EGU 2017 in Vienna, presenting the findings of a new skills gap survey. It was commissioned by the Belmont Forum and the results highlight the importance of the role of the IEA in providing collaborative data analytics expertise and in-career data training courses. Lucas carried out the survey among 160 data professionals across Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia representing industries and research in sectors ranging from agriculture, hydrology, geoscience, social sciences and statistics to climate. The full story is on our NEWS page.

Visit us at the UK Space Conference

We’ll be at the UK Space Conference in Manchester, May 30th – June 1st. Visit us on stand F12 to talk about how we can help you get more value from data. Our stand is also hosting Space4Climate – an important forum for industry, the public sector & academia on climate data. We’ll be Tweeting from @env_analytics using #ukspace2017

Chile Wildfire Project

The IEA has been supporting the development of a probabilistic wildfire alert system for Chile by creating a highly interactive software application for end users. The software will provide much greater clarity on the likely environmental risk from wildfires. The project is led by Dr Helen Dacre of the University of Reading in collaboration with the IEA and Assimila.  The results were demonstrated earlier this month (April 6 & 7) to project partners in Chile during a workshop attended by the Chilean Met Service, the University of Santiago, University of Talca and representatives of the Chilean Forestry Commission. The project is funded by the Newton Fund.

Television feature

Seychelles television news has carried an in-depth report on the IEA’s renewable energy project, RE-SAT. The Tech Team has just returned from leading a workshop for the Seychelles Government and the proof of concept energy planning tool we are developing for the Government and the United Nations Development Programme, funded by the UK Space Agency.

Making headlines

The IEA’s innovative science journalism course in Malaysia has made front page news. Science newspaper The Petri Dish reported the course on the front page and quoted a delegated saying: “…Now I’m confident to share science news.”

Research and Applications


Belmont Forum presents data skills survey

Data skills survey results highlight importance of IEA role Press release issued April 25, 2017 An important new skills gap survey highlighting the urgent need for in-career…


Climate data demonstrator in a day

Sources of free and open data from space are coming online, but it can still be hard to find and process the data you need. In this one-day course we will help you make the most of…

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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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Come along to stand F12 for a hands-on look at one of our interactive demonstrators, developed by our expert technical team to communicate quickly and clearly sets of complex data…

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