Indoor air quality investigation
Our busy Climate Services Development Manager, Briony Turner, is in the news with the launch of the 1st UK investigation into the potentially harmful impact of indoor air pollution on children. Look out for Briony on the Space4Climate stand at the NCEO National Earth Observation Conference, September 4-7, in Birmingham. Read about her role in establishing the Working Party on Indoor Air Quality & Child Health and her blog on indoor air quality and climate change under the News tab.
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.
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 http://aboutdrought.info/drought-research/data-and-information/
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.
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