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Scotland’s Environment Web is developing a range of data visualisation applications that can be used by a wide variety of people with varying data interests and expertise - including the general public, teachers and students, policy officers and environmental assessment specialists.

These applications read from significant amounts of raw data, in different formats and from multiple sources. They present data in an interactive format that helps users to relate, transform, manipulate and analyse to extract useful information. Live links are maintained to the published data so that automated updates are made on a regular basis. This ensures that the most up-to-date data is always presented.

One of the major benefits of these tools are that the interactive graphs, images and data tables shown in the application can be exported as images, CSV files and PDF documents for use in reports and presentations.

If you have an idea for a new data visualisation tool, please fill out our request form and email to seweb.administrator@sepa.org.uk

Air Quality - Primary School Sensor

Air Quality - Primary School Sensor

This tool supports the air monitoring undertaken in the www.learnaboutair.com primary school package. It allows pupils to see the patterns of pollutants outside their school by time of day and day of the week.

Air Quality - Secondary School Sensor

Air Quality - Secondary School Sensor

This tool supports the air monitoring undertaken in the www.learnaboutair.com secondary school package. It allows pupils to see the patterns of pollutants outside their school by time of day and day of the week and how this relates to traffic.

Air Quality - Secondary School Travel

Air Quality - Secondary School Travel

The School Travel tool visualises the Travel Survey data collected in the www.learnaboutair.com secondary school package. It allows pupils to see the air quality ‘footprint’ of their classes journey to school and see how they compare to other schools across Scotland.

Note: this application presents actual data collected and submitted by schools. There is not a problem with this app if no data is currently showing.

Air Quality - Virtual City

Air Quality - Virtual City

The Virtual City tool supports the ‘Solutions’ lesson delivered as part of the www.learnaboutair.com secondary school package. It allows users to consider how different travel choices and fuel types can affect air quality and how future choices can improve poor air quality areas

Bathing Waters

Bathing Waters

View the expected European bathing water quality classifications under the new Directive and historic water quality monitoring data from all of Scotland's designated bathing waters.

This data is presented along with additional information on your bathing water of interest – bathing water quality predictions (15 May to 15 September), UKHO tidal predictions and Met Office weather forecasts. Monitoring results for other parameters, including salinity, macroalgae, marine phytoplankton, cyanobacteria, litter and sewage are available to view.

This application is aimed at the public, water industry, local authorities, educational and research establishments, environmental consultants and NGOs, as well as local and national government

Climate Trends

Climate Trends

The UK Climate Trends dataset provides measurements of climate variables across the United Kingdom since 1914. The data originate from monthly and annual gridded datasets at 5km resolution generated by the Met Office using a network of station data and GIS-based regression and interpolation techniques.

This application is aimed at education establishments, business communities, interested and informed public, public bodies and environmental generalists.

Food Standards Scotland’s Biotoxin Risk Management Tool

Food Standards Scotland’s Biotoxin Risk Management Tool

The tool provides users with access to Biotoxin and Phytoplankton sample results from Food Standard Scotland’s official control shellfish monitoring programme. It allows users to view data trends and possible correlations between Phytoplankton and Biotoxin results. As Phytoplankton can be an early indicator of future toxicity in shellfish flesh, the tool can assist in managing risks associated with shellfish toxins.

Groundwater

Groundwater

The Scotland's Environment Groundwater Body Classification application provides a visual analysis of the groundwater classification results for Scotland. These classifications are used to track our progress with improving the state of the environment, as required by the Water Framework Directive.

Household Waste

Household Waste

The 2015 figures have now been included for household waste management data for each of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas. This application is aimed at the public, waste management industry, local authorities, educational and research establishments, environmental consultants, local and national government.

Aquaculture Marine Fish Farm

Aquaculture Marine Fish Farm

View the latest figures and historic data for each of Scotland’s marine cage fish farms, including the weight of fish held on site, sea lice treatment use and the results of seabed monitoring surveys. Please note, more up to date data may be available on Scotland’s Aquaculture website.

This application is aimed at the public, local authorities, educational and research establishments, environmental consultants, NGOs, as well as local and national government.

Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS)

Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS)

The Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS) was carried out from 2006-2013 in order to establish the first authoritative picture of Scotland's native woodlands.

This application is aimed at the interested public, education establishments, business communities, public bodies, environmental generalists, the scientific community and landowners and land managers.

Protected Nature Sites

Protected Nature Sites

Search the broad range of Scotland’s nature sites and their features of interest to examine their location, condition and any pressures on the condition.  This information is also used for the Scottish Government national indicator Improve the condition of protected nature sites.

The application is aimed at organisations and charities involved with Scottish nature, local and national government and researchers.

Scottish Climate Projections

Scottish Climate Projections

This app provides quick access to UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) data relevant to the Scottish Environment, and is intended for use by those with a more specialist knowledge of Climate Change and Climate Change scenario modelling - climate change practitioners are working for the public sector, in local authorities and for private sector organisations.

Scottish Pollution Release Inventory (SPRI)

Scottish Pollution Release Inventory (SPRI)

The Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory (SPRI) is a database of annual mass releases of specified pollutants to air, water and land and off-site transfers of waste from SEPA regulated industrial sites. It provides emission values and waste transfers over specified reporting thresholds but also indicates when a site releases a pollutant below the threshold. SPRI emissions data is available from 2002 and waste data from 2007. Please note, this page is up dated quarterly, more up to date data may be available on SEPA’s SPRI website.

This application is aimed at those with an interest in industrial emission and waste generating information and trends – the public, academics and educational institutions, researchers, businesses, local and national government etc.

Waste (from all sources)

Waste (from all sources)

The waste discover data tool presents waste from all sources generation and management data for Scotland. This application is aimed at the public, waste management industry, local authorities, educational and research establishments, environmental consultants, local and national government

Water Environment Hub

Water Environment Hub

The Water Environment Hub is an online data tool for exploring the current river basin management plan for Scotland. It allows exploration and downloading of the plan’s full dataset at various spatial scales, as well as exploration of other data and information related to the Water Framework Directive.

Water Body Classification

Water Body Classification

See the status of the rivers, lochs, estuaries and coasts in Scotland, classified using the Water Framework Directive (WFD) classification scheme. Results are provided for all water bodies defined under the WFD, and include assessments of water quality, habitat condition, water flows and levels and invasive non-native species.

This application is aimed at those with a more general interest in the state of water including – the public, schools, higher education, businesses, local government etc..