Use Environmental Data Responsibly Conference

Monday 8 October 2018
10:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
IET Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

UBDC researcher Professor Marian Scott, Professor of Environmental Statistics at the University of Glasgow, will be speaking at this event organised by Environmental Protection Scotland (EPS).

Big data sets and analytics are being used to protect Scotland’s environment, improving air quality, noise mapping, energy efficiency, promoting environmental justice, tracking climate change, monitoring water quality and evaluating land quality.

Advances in data gathering and sharing mean that in 2018 we have more information available than in the past. Other examples include details of parks and other outdoor spaces, airport passenger numbers, bus/rail/tram and Subway services, live traffic information, car-park flows, road works and the location of public CCTV cameras.

Vast amounts of other data are also being put into the public domain, including Census figures, urban deprivation, mortality figures and cemeteries.

How do those working in the public and private sector handle this mass of information responsibly? What concerns do they have about the misuse of data in environmental protection and what can we learn from those with expertise in this field?

EPS has drawn together a first-class line-up of speakers, to answer this and other questions you have at this interesting and topical one-day event.

A full programme, registration details and costs can be found on the EPS website.