Digital Earth (Joint Research Centre)

As the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre’s mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle. Its work has a direct impact on the lives of citizens by contributing with its research outcomes to a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies, sustainable mobility and consumer health and safety.

The JRC Digital Economy Unit provides quantitative and qualitative socio-economic research in support to the Digital Economy, Digital Living and Digital Society. It analyses data value chains and the conditions relating to their development. It also provides the technical coordination of the INSPIRE Directive developing the European Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for sharing data, information and knowledge and leading to the development of the next‐generation of SDI (Digital Earth).

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Environment Agency

We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. Within England we’re responsible for:

  • regulating major industry and waste
  • treatment of contaminated land
  • water quality and resources
  • fisheries
  • inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
  • conservation and ecology

We are also responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.

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Jon Crowcroft (The Alan Turing Institute)

Professor Jon Crowcroft, project partner on the Senior Fellowship, is a Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute and Chair of its Programme Committee.

The Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science, headquartered at the British Library.

Five founding universities – Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick – and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council created The Alan Turing Institute in 2015 in order to answer a national need for investment in data science research. Our mission is to make great leaps in data science research in order to change the world for the better.

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JRC Science Hub

As the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre’s mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle. Its work has a direct impact on the lives of citizens by contributing with its research outcomes to a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies, sustainable mobility and consumer health and safety.

The Science Hub brings together scientific knowledge produced by the Joint Research Centre, the science and knowledge service of the European Commission. It is the platform for information and exchange about all scientific activities carried out by the JRC and by our institutes across Europe.

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NERC / RIDE

NERC is the UK’s main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. Our work covers the full range of atmospheric, Earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic science, from the deep oceans to the upper atmosphere and from the poles to the equator. We coordinate some of the world’s most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on Earth, and much more. NERC is a non-departmental public body. We receive around £330 million of annual funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The RIDE Forum enhances the impact of the UK’s publicly-funded environmental change research, evidence and innovation by enabling members to coordinate strategic activities. By adding value, leveraging resources and avoiding duplication, members can be more efficient in their use of public funds to give decision-makers the knowledge they need to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by environmental change.

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JBA Trust

JBA Trust was created in 2011 as an independent charity that supports research and promotes the growth of knowledge and skills in environmental risk management, especially in the water environment. We work with leading academic researchers, NGOs, charities and the JBA Group of companies to:

  • provide water management training and education in schools and in the flood risk management community;
  • provide training opportunities through placements and internships
  • support post-graduate education through provision of technical expertise and financial bursaries for MSc and PhD studentships
  • help with knowledge exchange, sharing best practice and providing training resources for relevant professions
  • support, sponsor and deliver high quality research

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