I love working for myself through the mechanism of Geoger. I really do. I get the chance to work with some great clients, looking at a wide range of issues - some technological, some commercial, many of them researching new methods and tools. But with so many amazing things in the world, and so many … Continue reading One life, live it. One planet, help it.
I went to an event earlier in the summer of 2019 that was run by Oxfordshire Greentech. It was really interesting and made me think a bit more broadly about the way that Geoger (I?) impact on the environment. As a physical geographer and keen environmentalist I am aware of many of the issues around … Continue reading Environmental thoughts
Some of you will know that I enjoy running. At the moment, a young woman called Anna McNuff is running 100 marathons (that's 2,620 miles!) completely barefoot. Her Barefoot Britain challenge began in the far north of the Shetland Islands in June and will end in London in November. More information can be found using … Continue reading Just keep going!
This is just a short post to highlight a brilliant website I came across. The site is provided by EarthTime and shows a series of stories around the uptake of renewable energy. Check it out for yourselves at: https://earthtime.org/stories/renewables If you look at teh Stories tab on the website then there are a whole load of … Continue reading A view of renewables
This is a little dated now, but I came across this interesting article about the use of spatial data on health metrics from 2017: https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/news-archive/holborn-identified-unhealthiest-place-great-britain-according-new-study/ It talks about some work completed by researchers at the University of Liverpool, and how they used new data sources pertaining to lifestyle and environmental measures to map 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' … Continue reading Are you healthy?
This is a great site that I've come across recently: https://discoverwater.co.uk/ It's full of statistics and information about the whole lifecycle of your water in the UK. Although some of the things they do from a corporate stand point can be questioned, I think that the water companies sometimes get unfairly knocked regarding the work they … Continue reading Discover water
Last month the Ubuntu 18.04 Linux distribution was released. If you are a Linux user you will be aware that there are various different desktop environments that can be installed on an operating system. If you are not a Linux user, the concept of a desktop environment may initially cause some confusion - I know … Continue reading User experience
Yesterday was a very busy day, but very rewarding. I travelled down to London to attend the Envirocon event which was being hosted by Ambisense at the Crystal in London's docklands. After a very surreal experience at Canning Town DLR station where about 1000 people were all trying to get on a single train to … Continue reading A busy day in London town!
I read an interesting article recently in the December issue of EOS magazine. It was reporting on the findings of a study undertaken by the US Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration. Some salient points include: Global energy consumption is predicted to increase 28% by 2040 Up to 77% of that increased consumption is predicted … Continue reading Some numbers about energy and fossil fuels
On the 13th March I attended the RSPSoc Wavelength 2018 conference. This is a student and young professional conference, held annually in different locations around the country and hosted by the RSPSoc Student representative for a given year (along with the shadow rep, ready for the next year). This year the conference was held in … Continue reading EO: the next generation