Open DEFRA Marine and inland water hack

15 - 16 January 2016

ICOSS Centre, The University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello, S1 4DP


The Better with Data Society, Sheffield node of the Open Data Institute is arranging a mini-hackathon for 15-16 Jan, focusing on recently released Defra Open data, and in particular, on data on marine culture, biodiversity and environment with the aim of broadening opportunity for this resource to help understand life and living in waterways, coastal areas, wetlands, etc.

Background

In June 2015, the Environment Secretary unveiled DEFRA’s vision for open data to transform services and create opportunities for people in the UK making their living from food, farming and the environment. A large amount of data reserves have now been released and can be accessed through the data.gov.uk portal.