Env sys igibs envinfo_nov11


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    1. 1. Environmental Geospatial Information A view from over the hedge Cardiff, 11 th Nov 2011 Steve Keyworth , CGeog, FRGS Director
    2. 3. Challenges £ € $
    3. 4. We must deliver on these challenges
    4. 5. © Ian Medcalf Multiple pressures on the land Renewable energy Climate regulation Recreation opportunities Water regulation Pollination (gardens) Natural flood defence Scenic landscape Food production New build
    5. 6. <ul><li>“ The price of a couple's Hertfordshire house has dropped by more than £250,000 because Japanese knotweed has invaded it, according to an independent surveyor. </li></ul><ul><li>With its value falling from an estimated £305,000 to £50,000, experts have told owners Matthew Jones and Sue Banks from Broxbourne that, unless action is taken, it will be impossible to sell.” </li></ul>Japanese knotweed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-15461880
    6. 7. <ul><li>Characteristics were used to define areas of probability of its occurrence. </li></ul><ul><li>Slope, elevation and satellite and airborne spectral information was used. </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldwork proved a clear correlation between the satellite derived information and the presence of the invasive species. </li></ul><ul><li>Better operational planning (and savings) on eradication. </li></ul>Invasive species mapping in South Wales A method of detecting the presence of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
    7. 8. Updated habitat map For Wales The revised map will replace the original Phase 1 mapping which took 3 teams of 10 field surveyors 15 years to complete. It uses a time series rule based approach to classify areas of habitat. Excluding the research stage, the new approach has cost <1/10. www.gwylio.org.uk
    8. 9. Project Ursula
    9. 10. <ul><li>We have to; </li></ul><ul><li>Innovate and invest </li></ul><ul><li>Stay responsive </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver on the challenges faced by our customers </li></ul><ul><li>Provide value for money </li></ul><ul><li>Take risk, but manage it carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Profit – invest / tax </li></ul>SME interest
    10. 11. The UK punches above its weight * The Royal Society
    11. 12. The right tools for the job * Bret Victor “ A tool addresses  human needs  by amplifying  human capabilities” .
    12. 13. The right tools for the job “ That is, a tool converts what we  can do  into what we  want to do . A great tool is designed to fit both sides”. * Bret Victor
    13. 14. Integrated use of sources, including earth observation, sensor web, in-situ survey, crowd source survey provides benefits from flexible coverage and levels of detail Integrated data Satellite Plane UAS Coverage Level of detail
    14. 15. Access to data
    15. 16. <ul><li>Deliver on the key challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Use the tools wisely </li></ul><ul><li>We need Welsh foresight challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Operate within the timescales and risks that policy, service delivery or business use need </li></ul><ul><li>Play to each of our strengths </li></ul>Conclusions
    16. 17. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.envsys.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>@envsystems </li></ul>http://www.praxisunico.org.uk - Glasgow 2011 James Wilsden http://worrydream.com/ABriefRantOnTheFutureOfInteractionDesign/ Bret Victor http://www.bis.gov.uk/foresight http://www.flickr.com/photos/95436304@N00/492652736/