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09:00 - 17:30 27 November 2013

National Environmental Crime Conference


Main Auditorium | 30 Euston Square (link Map)
30 Euston Square | London | NW1 2FB | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £15 - £25
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Lucas Joppa, Scientist, Microsoft Research and Technology for Nature, Dr Lucas Joppa is a scientist in the Computational Ecology Group at Microsoft Research, where he leads the Conservation @ Microsoft research programme and facilitates Microsoft's partnership with the IUCN Red List. He works across the science, policy and tools and technology space with the goal of facilitating the conservation of ecological systems. Lucas is an ecologist by background, with a PhD from Duke University, and has broad research interests in predictive environmental modeling, model-driven data collection, and using technology to monitor environmental processes. He is a fellow at the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, an Honorary Conservation Fellow at the Zoological Society of London, the 'Adviso
Professor Gloria Laycock, UCL Jill Dando Institute, Gloria Laycock has worked in the Home Office for over thirty years of which almost twenty years were spent on research and development in the policing and crime prevention fields. She established and headed the Home Office Police Research Group in 1992. In 1999 she was awarded an International Visiting Fellowship by the United States Department of Justice based in Washington DC. She returned to the UK in April 2001 from a four-month consultancy at the Australian Institute of Criminology in Canberra to become Director of the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2008 for services to crime policy.
Dr Steve Welch, Director at ESP Central Ltd, ESP-KTN, Steve is the CEO of Electronics, Sensors, Photonics KTN. He has a 22 year career at UCL working in the borders of academia and industry, with a lengthy track record of delivering successful electronic and software projects for international consortia including NASA and the European Space Agency, and more latterly holding the post of director of the UCL Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, Steve has both extensive domain experience, and a significant profile in the knowledge transfer domain through his work with the Photonics KTN, and before that the Smart Optics Faraday Partnership.
Charlotte Davies, Crime Analyst, Environmental Investigation Agency, Charlotte is a crime analyst working primarily on illegal wildlife trade including intelligence management, enfocement monitoring and outreach, and on illegal logging issues including civil society engagement in governance and reform processes. She has a BA in poilitics and was formerly an Intelligence Research Analyst with the Metropolitan Police. Charlotte uses i2, professional intelligence database, analysis and charting software, to cross-reference and map criminal networks engaged in environmental crime.
Dr Daniel Hulme, UCL Computer Science, Daniel is the Founder & CEO of Satalia (NPComplete Ltd), a company that provides a unique algorithmic technology & professional services to solve industries optimisation problems. He is passionate about emerging technology & regularly speaks at events with interests in Algorithms, Optimisation, BigData & the Future Internet. Daniel is an advisor to cross-Atlantic start-ups in the area of Data Analytics and BigData, and is involved with several global organisations in their Open-Innovation initiatives. He holds an international Kauffman Global Entrepreneur Scholarship and actively promotes entrepreneurship and technology innovation in the UK and US.
Dr Andrew Lemieux, NSCR, Poaching prevention is Andrew's main area of expertise and he has collaborated with the Uganda Wildlife Authority on a number of ventures. He is currently directing The WILD LEO Project in Queen Elizabeth Protected Area in Southwestern Uganda. The project uses technology and training to increase ranger efficiency using advanced intelligence gathering and analysis techniques. The goals of the project are to (a) give commanders better information for deployment decision making, (b) increase poacher apprehension and (c) increase poacher conviction rates.

Environmental crime and eco-security matter - and are increasingly on the agendas of national and local government departments. Existing and new threats are a growing problem that are having a direct impact on the global environment and human wellbeing. This fourth UK National Environmental Crime Conference is an international platform bringing together industry and academic expertise with practitioners and policymakers to discuss a range of current and future problems such as wildlife crime, industrial pollution and illegal waste disposal.

On the day you can look forward to: • keynote talks • panel discussion • academic posters • a charity fundraising event • live demonstrations of technologies that could be used to detect and prevent environmental crime. The conference is organised by University College London’s Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science in partnership with the Electronics, Sensors, Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (ESP-KTN).


Emma Bortnik / Joanna Hill
+44 (0)1403 251354 / +44 (0)1403 251354 | emma.bortnik@espktn.org / joanna.hill.11@ucl.ac.uk


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