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Seminar – Providing an Evidence Base for Conservation in the UK Overeats Territories

On Friday 31st May 2019, Dr. Katie Medcalf, current convener of the UK Overseas Territory Special Interest Group for the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), will be moderating a half day seminar titled “Providing an Evidence Base for Conservation in the UK Overseas Territories”, jointly organised by the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum and CIEEM.

UK Overseas Territories

The seminar will be hosting members of conservation organisations from the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as current research from Cambridge University, South Atlantic Environment Research Institute (SAERI), and Environment Systems. It will be a very interesting afternoon, and we think it would be of great value to you.

The event will take place on Friday 31st May 2019 at 1300 hrs (BST), in Gibraltar Government House, 150 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA.

If you are unable to make it in person, the event will be also be recorded and hosted as a webinar. To register for this service, please go here.

If you are in London and would like to participate in person, please go here to reserve your spot.

Sphere Newsletter Spring 2019 – Published

We have just published the Spring 2019 edition of our Sphere newsletter. In this edition we cover agri-environment monitoring, coastal monitoring and how we are helping to enhance environmental protection in the Caribbean. As we approach the bat survey season we take a look at some recent work. Lastly we review how drone data capture is making an impact in agricultural applications.

View and download this latest edition of Sphere here.

Sphere Newsletter Winter 2018 – Published

We have just published the Winter 2018 edition of our Sphere newsletter. In this issue of Sphere we have news of a major project for Welsh Government that will help improve land use decision making under a number of different climate change scenarios. We look at greenspace accessibility in the West of England and landscape monitoring in Dorset. News too of new ways to access our Data Services products directly from your GIS.

View and download this latest edition of Sphere here.

Sphere Newsletter Autumn 2018 – Published

We have published the Autumn 2018 edition of our Sphere newsletter. In this bumper edition of Sphere we are focusing on our Environment Systems Data Services which has been operating for the last two and a half years. As well as providing third parties with a rich vein of analysis-ready satellite data this availability is also having a considerable impact on our own and other collaborative projects. The prospects are very exciting. This issue also marks the launch of ‘eSphere’ which is delivered by email.

View and download this latest edition of Sphere

Data Services Demonstrator

The Environment Systems Data Services platform has received a new update which includes many enhancements and tweaks that will help subscribers get the most out of the data products we have on offer. As well as some updates to the portal landing page we have introduced our ‘Demonstrator’ to show how it is possible to map, model and monitor a variety of indicators.

Data Services Demonstrator
The Data Services Demonstrator shows how you can put your data to work

We have chosen two areas within the UK which offer diverse environments and land-management activities. The initial maps you can see on this site have been created by combining our Data Services products with other freely available open data, using open source GIS software. All the maps shown here are free to download under an open licence, once you have registered for a free Data Services account. This is a live site which we updating on a regular basis. Try it for yourself here.

Sphere Newsletter – Summer 2018 Published

This issue focuses on three very different projects and an update to our Data Services platform. A field trip to Uganda for the DFMS project covers the importance of ground surveys in validating satellite remote sensing. In Scotland we are undertaking research to select the most appropriate remote sensing technology for mapping trees outside woodland. In the Caribbean on the Turks & Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands we are involved in a Darwin Initiative project that will provide the evidence to help decision makers tackle post hurricane environmental recovery and enhance future resilience to natural disasters.

We have just launched the latest update to our Data Services platform plus our Data Services Demonstrator. The ‘Demonstrator’ is intended to show how it is possible to map, model and monitor a variety of indicators using our Data Services platform. This is a live site, which will be updated on a regular basis…worth a look!

View and download this latest edition of Sphere here.

Sphere Newsletter – Spring 2018 Published

In this issue we focus on projects that build on our previous work, the insights we deliver and the real impact they have on policy and in the actual decision making process. There are two very different projects, one based in the Caribbean and the other much closer to home here in Wales.There is also a short piece on how we are tackling the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), something that we will all have to become familiar with over the next few months. View and download the PDF here.