New UK data centre to better inform green decisions

A new UK data centre aims to better inform decisions in sustainability and a range of other areas. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is opening the Data Science Campus in Newport today, as part […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A new UK data centre aims to better inform decisions in sustainability and a range of other areas.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is opening the Data Science Campus in Newport today, as part of a £17 million investment in statistics announced last year.

The site will use new data sources and technologies to provide richer real-time statistics for policymakers and businesses about the fast moving UK green sector and wider economy.

It will also help improve information flows for social, urban and rural and global UK issues.

The Data Science Campus will work with national and international partners from academia, government and business to deliver joint research programmes and to build UK data science capability, including providing funding opportunities for PhD candidates.

As part of this, the ONS set up the first UK Data Analytics apprenticeship scheme and is planning more opportunities to train people in decision-making skills.

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