SEPA Press Release Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:38:58 GMT SEWEB Scottish Environment Web (SEWEB) en Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative in Scotland The Riverfly Partnership is UK wide initiative bringing together anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant authorities to protect and conserve the river environment. The project trains local enthusiasts to carry out sampling and counting of freshwater invertebrate animals to detect changes in the quality of river water. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Working together to bring fish home Saturday 21 April 2018 is World Fish Migration day, a global event to create awareness of the importance of keeping rivers free from man-made barriers to fish migration. In Scotland, we know of hundreds of man-made barriers that are preventing fish from accessing essential spawning habitat in our rivers. But it’s likely that there are many more out there that we don’t know about. To help us identify where these barrier are, we have developed a barrier recording ‘app' that can be downloaded to a smartphone and used to help us to help the fish. Here you can also find more information about this project and how to get involved. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Capturing Scotland's rainfall patterns Scottish weather is often dreich, but never dull. We subconsciously include a daily weather observation in our pleasantries, which is not surprising considering its bearing in all aspects of life and the general mood of the nation. Taking this obsession a step further, there is a long tradition of rainfall measuring by the public. As well as being an interesting hobby, the data is very useful and SEPA is keen to encourage members of the public, schools and businesses to begin rainfall observing to help capture Scotland complex rainfall patterns. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Invasive species week Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT World water day Yesterday was world water day and this year’s theme was “The answer is in nature” – exploring nature-based solutions to water challenges we face such as flooding and water pollution. Scotland has a rich and varied water environment, but other aspects of our environment have an important role to play in addressing some key challenges we face. You can find information and data about the water environment on Scotland’s environment web. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Developing a Waste data strategy action plan WDS blog: A strategy for improving waste data in Scotland, published last October, aims to identify and deliver the waste data needs of Scotland and help support Scotland's transition to a circular economy. At the heart of the strategy lies partnership working and engaging with those that provide, analyse, communicate and use wate data. And this was evident when over twenty waste practitioners, including representatives from local authorities and private business across Scotland, recently gathered to discuss the strategy, how it can be implemented and the future of waste data in Scotland. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Open data to accessible information Saturday 3 March was international Open Data Day – an annual celebration of open data all over the world, and an opportunity to highlight the benefits of open data to government, business and communities. Here we'll show you how Scotland’s environment web is working with partners to mobilise environmental data and extending its reach and influence by turning it into accessible information and knowledge. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT What habitat would you like for Christmas? Blog from Habitat Map of Scotland (HabMoS) team: What habitat you would like for Christmas. Maybe Caledonian forest, for a peaceful walk through the trees, or would you like some sand dunes? Perhaps you would choose Machair, a wind-swept saltmarsh or a good bit of blanket bog? We asked the Habitat Map of Scotland project board members to tell us what habitat they would like to unwrap at Christmas. Is your favourite here? Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Meet our partners... Marine Scotland In our third blog of the Meet our partners series, we hear from Marine Scotland about the way their websites contribute the marine dimension to the Scotland's environment web collaboration. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT The NBN Atlas Scotland - bringing information on Scotland's nature to you Blog in the 'part of Scotland's environment' series: The NBN Atlas Scotland is a free online tool that educates and informs people about Scotland’s natural world. It helps to improve biodiversity knowledge, opens up research possibilities and is changing the way environmental management is carried out, not only in Scotland, but across the UK. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT