LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Data4Sustain & EMBRACE Workshop - 7 June 2016 (1000 to 1600 at University of Nottingham)

The twin needs for energy security and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions are important drivers for considering alternative energy solutions. Increasing the uptake of renewables is part of satisfying both needs. One barrier to the uptake in renewables is the upstream time and cost required to evaluate the feasibility of various renewable options at a site or sites.  Data4Sustain helps overcome this barrier by integrating multiple streams of data, providing high level interpretation of that data and helping end users by informing their decisions on which renewable energy technologies to consider at their site.

Data4Sustain is an Innovate UK funded feasibility study to create a decision support tool for renewable energy technologies to evaluate the likely feasibility of renewable energy technologies at a particular site. To ensure that the D4S webGIS meets the needs of its users, a workshop is being held to gather feedback from the wider community. It also provides an ideal opportunity to network across a range of invited renewable energy stakeholders.

The workshop will include:

  • Outline of the project
  • Two example technologies
  • webGIS demonstration and guided tutorial
  • Task-oriented exercises (option for delegate to evaluate own use case)
  • Autogenerated reports
  • Feedback on usefulness and resilience
  • Wrap-up and Future development

The workshop will be of interest to all involved in evaluating the feasibility of renewable energy for an area or at a site or sites.  This includes direct involvement such as: developers, land holders, large energy users, local authorities, policy and decision makers, utility companies, renewable technology vendors, charities and community groups. It may also be of interest to those with indirect involvement in renewables eg professionals such as architects, engineers and surveyors and financial institutions such as banks.

Attendees will benefit from:

  • Helping to develop a tool that they will be able to use in the future
  • Understanding how to undertake feasibility of renewable energy at a site
  • Understanding of use of webGIS
  • See a use case of big data and webGIS to address a current problem
  • Network with Energy and GIS professionals

If you would like to share your own expertise with other attendees we will have an Exhibition Area where you are welcome to display literature for others to view and take away. All computing equipment will be provided. The workshop number will be limited to 50.

Register for your free place here (buffet lunch will be provided). For further details or other enquiries please email, see also our Data4Sustain project partners.