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The Institute for Environmental Analytics selects C8 Consulting to support launch of Data Tree data management course

Free online course is part of the UK’s Industrial Strategy

The UK’s premier PR and marketing agency, C8 Consulting has been selected by the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) to provide marketing support for its Data Tree online data management course. Aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral early career researchers in Environmental Science fields, the course will deliver training in data management best practice and stakeholder communication skills. The course is funded through the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) by the National Productivity Investment Fund as part of the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

Colin McKinnon, CEO of the IEA commented: “We are delighted to be working with C8 Consulting on this project, which will deliver essential data management training and techniques for communicating scientific research to businesses, policy-makers and the general public. We were impressed with the company’s experience, enthusiasm, network and contacts and flexible approach, which will support us as we engage with the PhD students and researchers who will benefit from this free training course.”

Managing Director of C8 Consulting, Paula Elliott, added: “This is an exciting project with clear benefits for course participants and for research and industry in the UK overall. As a growing company with clients across the technology, education and environmental sectors C8 Consulting is enormously supportive of the aims of UK’s Industrial Strategy and keen to work with projects such as this that help to deliver a more competitive future. The Data Tree course is engaging, closely tailored to its target audience and delivered by an outstanding group of experts. We are looking forward to launching the course with the team at IEA in spring 2018.”

Data Tree will launch with six half day workshops at university venues throughout the UK. The online course will be available from late spring 2018.

About C8 Consulting:

C8 Consulting is one of the UK’s premier marketing agencies serving clients in the UK and around the globe. C8 offers a range of services from high profile event planning and management to public relations to specialist copy writing and marketing design projects. C8 Consulting is the founder and key driver for the Thames Valley Business Barometer, a half yearly survey, which it works on in conjunction with global accounting firm, BDO to measure economic confidence in the South East of England. Owner Paula Elliott is vice-chair on the Thames Valley Byte Night Board, Action for Children’s national sleep-out event.

About IEA:

The IEA is a world-leading applied research and development organisation focused on supporting customers who understand the opportunity afforded by environmental data analytics to manage risk, improve business operations and open up new markets. The IEA works with organisations large and small to help them turn data into competitive advantage through visualising existing data sources, analysing past historical trends and developing predictive analytics tools. The IEA also offers tailored training programmes to develop in-house capacity for data analysis. Its projects cover a range of areas where environmental data is a strong driver such as agriculture, infrastructure monitoring, international development and risk management. All are focussed on quickly but effectively trialing new ideas and de risking clients’ investment in new products, services or business processes.

About the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC):

NERC is the UK’s main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. Our work covers the full range of atmospheric, Earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic science, from the deep oceans to the upper atmosphere and from the poles to the equator. We coordinate some of the world’s most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on Earth, and much more. NERC is a non-departmental public body. We receive around £330 million of annual funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

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