Digital transformation within Scotland’s environment sector
We believe that digital transformation can accelerate the speed at which Scottish environment organisations can address the shared challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.
By collaborating openly on the digital transformation agenda, organisations can become more resilient, efficient and effective at tackling the threats facing our natural world.
To look at this is in more detail we will be holding an online event with CEOs of environment agencies and environment NGOs on Monday 31 August 2020.
- Francesca Osowska, CEO of NatureScot
- Jo Pike,CEO of Scottish Wildlife Trust
- Dr Murray Collins, Edinburgh University & Space Intelligence, Earth science
- Daisy Narayanan, Sustrans, Sustainable urban environments / citizen science
- Morgan Korchia, Head of Digital Innovation at SopraSteria
With a panel discussion hosted by Gordon Watson, CEO of Loch Lomond &Trossachs National Park
- Why collaborate on digital transformation within the environment sector?
- Why collaborate across public, and voluntary sectors? How best to engage private sector and academia?
- Why has NatureScot and the Scottish Wildlife Trust taken the initiative on getting this going?
- Why is it important for CEOs to engage directly?
Find out more at the event’s dedicated wiki page.
Aims and ambitions
- To encourage shared learning and innovation that will enable us to scale up our efforts to reverse the loss of biodiversity.
- To improve how we engage people and organisations in environmental issues, including through citizen science.
- To increase understanding of the ways in which digital solutions can add scientific value to the environment sector, including through Earth observation, innovative applications of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.