Waste project calls on IEA skills

THE IEA is developing key aspects of software architecture and database design for an innovative start-up developing a waste management trading platform. Recycle2Trade, a London-based SME, is leading a pan-European initiative to build a platform which allows waste producers and users of waste products to come together to improve recycling rates and reduce illegal fly tipping and the burning of waste. The Open Waste Compliance Project aims to create a Pan-European waste management licences register to ensure a quick licence validity assessment of registered waste carriers and authorised sites across the EU, by various interested parties in the waste management sectors, from national authorities to waste producers. The project will produce a prototype web-enabled service to make all relevant information available in an easy to use manner. The IEA’s data scientists and software developers are leading on the database design, raw data parsers and API deployment as well as contributing to the visualisation aspects to maximise the user experience. The Portuguese Environment Agency is one of the first partners to share it’s data as part of the project, which will run until 2019.

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

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.

Research and Applications


IEA's first Big Data MOOC open for registration

Professor Ed Hawkins, Professor of Climate Science, University of Reading Big Data and the Environment – the IEA’s new free course Press release issued…


£2.9m funding for RE-SAT Phase 2

An innovative new data analytics clean energy project that helps developing islands towards a climate-resilient future has been endorsed with a further £2.9m funding.


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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GEO Business 2018

Visit the IEA and Space4Climate on stand P21

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