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Air Quality in Scotland

Air Quality in Scotland

AQ Scotland keeps you informed about latest and forecast air pollution in your region

Get access to latest and recent data from all monitoring sites in the air pollution monitoring network across Scotland, with a 7 day trend graph, site information and latest data.

Health advice alongside the air pollution forecasts provides you all the need-to-know information to plan your day.

Get notifications via Know & Respond push alerts when elevated pollution levels are forecast for the 6 forecast zones across Scotland.

App produced by Ricardo-AEA, the UK’s leading environmental consultancy, on behalf of the Scottish Government.

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anyTide UK

anyTide UK

anyTide UK tides is a mobile tidal prediction app that has been created by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NOC is one of NERC's four research centres.

anyTide UK tides provides tidal predictions around the North Western European Shelf, with particular focus on the British Isles. There are two types of tidal predictions in the app:

  • Predictions based on data from tide gauges located at sites around the British Isles
  • Predictions based on computer models developed at NOC, Liverpool. This models the coastline as 1.8km grids and allows tidal predictions at any grid point around the coastline (and in major estuaries)
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AquaInvaders

AquaInvaders

The AquaInvaders project seeks to determine the status of 26 aquatic non-native invasive species including 12 fish species. It is a partnership between the Environment Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the British Sub Aqua Club, the Biological Records Centre and the University of Bristol. Supported by the Angling Trust and the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland.

AquaInvaders works alongside PlantTracker and is designed to collect information on invasive non-native animals. It covers fish (12 species altogether), crayfish (5 species), amphibians (4 species), Killer Shrimp, Zebra Mussel, Mink and many other unwelcome animal species that pose a threat to native biodiversity and/or threaten the integrity of our water ways.

The app is supported by the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat, the Angling Trust, the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland and BSAC.

The data you collect will be submitted to the Biological Records Centre (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) where it will be verified by experts and, in certain cases, responded to directly by the relevant authority. Once verified your data will be available publicly via the NBN Gateway.

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Asian Hornet Watch

Asian Hornet Watch

The Asian hornet is a predator of various invertebrates including pollinator insects and is identified as a high-risk non-native species due to its threat to native biodiversity.

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BirdTrack

BirdTrack

The BirdTrack app allows users to collect casual records on their mobile phone. Bird records can be collected, verified and then uploaded when convenient. GPS integration makes it even easier to record sightings and a helpful local hotspot viewer make this a must-have app for any birdwatcher in the UK and Ireland.

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CycleStreets

CycleStreets

UK cycle journey planner and photomap Plan cycle-friendly routes from A to B anywhere in the UK!

Choose from the quietest, fastest or a balanced route type. Routes takes advantage of descents downhill and avoids ascents where possible.

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Earth-Now

Earth-Now

NASA’s “Earth Now” app displays real-time global satellite data of your planet’s vital signs. Great for students, teachers and anyone interested in Earth science, this 3D app can be your go-to source for carbon dioxide conditions, gravity anomalies, ozone levels over Antarctica and more. Download it to your Apple or Android device to keep your eye on the Earth.

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Froglife

Froglife

Identify adult reptiles and amphibians as well as their eggs, larvae and calls. Simple questionnaires, illustrations and photographs will help you identify animals, and you can compare photographs of different species to make sure you've identified the animal correctly. Report a sighting. Submit your records quickly and easily using the recording form. Use your phone's GPS function to determine your location or manually input your location.

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Good Fish Guide

Good Fish Guide

The definitive guide to sustainable seafood for all consumers who want to make the right choice at the supermarket fish counter or at the fishmongers.

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Greener Scotland - Journeys

Greener Scotland - Journeys

A Greener Way From A to B. Help create a greener Scotland and a healthier you. Add, record and repeat short trips by bicycle and foot.

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Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland

This app is your one-stop shop for information on Scotland’s iconic historic attractions.

Packed with essential information and beautiful imagery for Historic Environment Scotland’s 78 manned properties - including admission price, opening times, facilities and travel - this guide will help you research your next holiday or simply plan a day trip with the kids.

Intuitive and easy to use, the Historic Environment Scotland app allows you to search by region or interest, with best for categories such as ‘families’, ‘gardens’, ‘picnics’ and ‘military history’ to choose from. You can also view all attractions on an interactive map of Scotland.

Not sure where you want to go? The app includes event information, articles and itinerary features, with new content added regularly to provide a source of inspiration. A view of Historic Environment Scotland on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram gives you the latest ‘social buzz’ all in one place.

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iBats

iBats

The Indicator Bats Program – iBats monitors bat populations globally by listening to the sounds bats use to navigate and find food. Volunteers around the world collect bat sounds and together we keep track of any changes in abundance or distribution of these amazing species.

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iDee

iDee

The iDee project aims to directly involve people and communities in the River Dee catchment in environmental recording.
Using this app you can submit your own records of river conditions in the Dee catchment in the form of a geo-referenced photograph of the river together with simple assessments of water clarity, flow speed and algae cover.
You can view records submitted by other people to see how conditions in the catchment change over time.Please note that new records need to be approved before becoming available to view.
As we develop the system there will opportunities to become involved in specific projects, for which you will need to register to gain specialist access.

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iEnviroWatch

iEnviroWatch

iEnviroWatch allows you to visualise and query environmental information at your local geographical location or geographical area of your interest. Environmental information services are published by the European Environment Agency.

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iGeology

iGeology

iGeology is a free smartphone app that lets you take a geological map of Britain with you wherever you go to help you learn about the rocks beneath your feet. And with the phone's GPS, you'll know exactly where you are.

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iGeology 3D

iGeology 3D

Discover the geology of Britain in three dimensions! Use your camera to unlock the hidden details beneath your feet by painting geological maps over the landscape.

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Images of change

Images of change

Human activities, a changing climate and natural disasters are rapidly altering the face of our planet. Both NASA satellites and ground photographers have captured these changes in the form of eye-opening before-and-after images of phenomena ranging from glacial retreat to urbanization. Each image can be viewed side-by-side or with an interactive slider and in context on a world map. Download it for free to your iPhone and iPad to learn about your changing world.

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iRecord

iRecord

iRecord app, enabling users to get involved with the biological recording of all UK species. Now you can record all the wildlife you see and contribute to scientific research and conservation.

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iRecord Butterflies

iRecord Butterflies

Butterflies are in trouble. A third of UK species are threatened and three-quarters are in decline. Butterfly recording is the foundation for protecting these beautiful creatures. The iRecord Butterflies app helps you to identify the butterflies that you see, but also uses your sightings to help save butterflies.

Sightings will be stored within the “iRecord” website and passed onto the “Butterflies for the New Millennium” national recording scheme run by the charity Butterfly Conservation, with support from the Biological Records Centre. This long-running scheme has gathered millions of butterfly sightings that provide vital information about how the fortunes of butterflies have changed over the decades. Your sightings will be used to understand the causes of decline and to inform conservation work on the ground to help threatened species.

Scientists could not do this work without the help of people across the UK, like you, reporting when and where they find a species. Thank you for using iRecord Butterflies to help us protect these wonderful insects.

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iRecord Dragonflies

iRecord Dragonflies

Helps you identify the grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, cockroaches and stick-insects that you see or hear, and lets you record sightings to support their study and conservation.

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iRecord Grasshoppers

iRecord Grasshoppers

The new app will enable people to contribute to the Grasshopper Recording Scheme whose results have already shown the dramatic geographical expansion of two bush-cricket species, the Long-winged Conehead and Roesel’s Bush-cricket.

The chirping of grasshoppers and crickets is one of the quintessential sounds of summer. They can be numerous in some habitats and play essential ecological roles - for example as a food source for threatened species like skylarks, grey partridges, cirl buntings, corncrakes and harvest mice - or as predators helping to control pests such as aphids.

Since its launch in 1968 thousands of people have already contributed to the Grasshopper Recording Scheme and with assistance from the public records from the new app will support the study and conservation of grasshoppers and crickets.

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iRecord Ladybirds

iRecord Ladybirds

The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Nature Locator team at the University of Bristol have joined forces to help map species of ladybird within the UK.

For hundreds of years people in Britain have been recording when and where they see plants, animals and other wildlife.
The Biological Records Centre within the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology helps people to record many different species by working with national recording schemes.

The UK Ladybird Survey is one such scheme. Launched in 1968, it collates and analyses records of ladybird species found across the UK, and maps their distributions.

The information gathered is used by scientists to see how wildlife is changing due to factors such as climate change and the arrival of new species.

Scientists could not do this work without the help of people across the UK, like you, reporting when and where they find a species.

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LandCover

LandCover

LandCover is a simple tool for rapidly recording vegetation cover and structure using a 1 meter or yard stick in a 1/4 hectare (3/5 acre) plot.

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LandInfo

LandInfo

LandInfo makes soil and site characterization fast and easy! This app allows you to enter data about soil texture, topography and easily observable soil properties.

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Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste

Help is at hand for anyone who wants to keep track of their budgets by food planning, shopping, making the most of left-overs and recipes while ‘on the go’, thanks to a newly-updated app from Love Food Hate Waste

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Mammal Tracker

Mammal Tracker

Mammal Tracker is the official mammal recording app of the Mammal Society

The Mammal Tracker smartphone application is the first extensive phone app for the identification and recording of British mammals. The aim is to collect valuable and verifiable data on the presence of mammals across the British Isles (except Ireland and Northern Ireland who have their own Irish mammal application). The app is an integral part of The Mammal Society’s new Heritage Lottery Funded Mammal Watch South East (MaWSE) project. Although this project is focused in the south east of England, the app is operational nationwide.

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Met Office Weather Application

Met Office Weather Application

As the UK’s national meteorological service, the Met Office provides accurate and timely weather warnings and forecast on TV, radio and online. With the Met Office app you can get these UK and worldwide forecasts wherever you go. You can also subscribe to push notifications in the Met Office app, alerting you of any UK National Severe Weather Warnings issued.

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Monitoring air quality using lichens

Monitoring air quality using lichens

A new mobile app using lichens to assess atmospheric nitrogen pollution effects has been developed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH).  The app includes some simple elements:

  • Lichen identification key guide for nitrogen sensitive and tolerant species.
  • Simple Recording system for surveying lichens on tree trunks and branches
  • Field guide with instructions on carrying out the survey.
  • Auto-calculated and robust method to determine nitrogen pollution levels using a standardised nitrogen air quality index (NAQI).
  • Informs the public of their local nitrogen air quality based on four pollutant zones - 'Clean', 'At risk', 'Nitrogen Polluted’ or 'Very Nitrogen Polluted'.

This is a web app that can be used on any mobile device and through your browser. It can also be downloaded to your device and used offline.

mySoil

mySoil

mySoil gives you access to a comprehensive European soil properties map within a single app. Discover what lies beneath your feet and help us to build a community dataset by submitting your own soil information.

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myVolcano

myVolcano

myVolcano is a crowd-sourcing app that enables you to share your photographs and descriptions of volcanic hazards, as well as collecting samples and measurements of volcanic ash fall, helping scientists to gather vital new information about volcanic eruptions.

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Offset

Offset

NASA’s educational game is part-pong, part-resource management and 100 percent retro. The goal is to slow the pace of global warming, and players learn about the global carbon cycle, different carbon sources and ways alternative energy and reforestation can help offset those sources. Take on the challenge if you think you have quick fingers and strong multitasking skills!

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PAWS

PAWS

The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime in Scotland - PAW Scotland - includes the police, land managers, conservationists and the ScottishGovernment. PAWS has launched an app that will enable people to record and report suspected cases of wildlife crime directly to Police Scotland via their iphone.

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PlantTracker

PlantTracker

Invasive non-native plant species are a threat to native wildlife in the UK. Help us track them down using PlantTracker.

The Environment Agency, the Nature Locator team at the University of Bristol and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology have joined forces to help combat the spread of the UK’s most problematic invasive, non-native plant species.

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Rare Arable Flowers

Rare Arable Flowers

To help farmers, agronomists and conservationists to identify and record the UK’s most threatened plant species. The rare arable flowers app also provides practical advice on the best way to manage land for these species.

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River Obstacles

River Obstacles

There are thousands of man-made and natural obstacles in the rivers of the UK. Many of the man-made obstacles perform important functions - for example dams, sluices, weirs and road culverts - but they can also cause problems such as restricting the movement of fish, damaging river banks and beds, and posing a hazard to people using boats, canoes and kayaks.

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Saltmarsh

Saltmarsh

The Saltmarsh app is an easy to use tool for identifying common saltmarsh plants, birds and invertebrates. The app also provides lots of useful information on the ecology and importance of saltmarshes and the benefits they provide to humans. Users can use the app to complete a vegetation survey of their saltmarsh and make an assessment of the carbon stored in their marsh by completing a simple vegetation and soil assessment. The data collected is used to provide researchers with a better understanding of the value of saltmarshes.

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Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory

The Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to the learning material, grants and training provided by these organisations with links to others who are involved with Outdoor Learning in Scotland.

This directory is a currently a collaboration between Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Forestry Commission Scotland, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage.

We are all part of the Scottish Government and are working together to co-ordinate our work with Outdoor Learning in order to optimise the service we provide.

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Scottish River Levels - SEPA

Scottish River Levels - SEPA

SEPA monitors water level at 392 sites throughout Scotland. This section of the website provides level data for the last few days for around 330 of these stations. Most of the stations are sited on rivers; however data from several tide and loch level recorders are also displayed. Fishermen, canoeists and other river users can use the information on these pages to help with planning their river use.

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Sealife Tracker - British Sub-Aqua Club

Sealife Tracker - British Sub-Aqua Club

The Sealife Tracker focuses on around a dozen non-native species of fish, invertebrates and plants which pose a potential threat to the indigenous marine life in our seas and the marine environment around our coastline as well as native species which are considered to be climate change indicator species.

The Sealife Tracker has been developed in conjunction with the University of Bristol, the Environment Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Scottish Natural Heritage.

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ShoreUpdate

ShoreUpdate

ShoreUPDATE will update and improve information on our current register of coastal heritage sites at risk. With your help, we aim to visit every one of the 940 sites in the highest risk category on the register to assess its present condition.

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Soil Carbon App for Scottish farmers

Soil Carbon App for Scottish farmers

A free, new soil carbon app has been launched to provide farmers with a quick, cost-effective source of information about the organic matter content of their soil.

The app, known as SOCiT (Soil Organic Carbon information), provides information that can help farmers, and others, make better management decisions as a result of improved understanding about the condition and fertility of their soil.

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Soil Indicators for Scottish Soils

Soil Indicators for Scottish Soils

SIFSS (Soil Indicators for Scottish Soils) is an app that allows you to find out what soil type is in your area, to explore the characteristics of around 600 different Scottish soils, to discover the differences in soil characteristics between cultivated and uncultivated soils and to examine a range of key indicators of soil quality.

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SoilInfo

SoilInfo

SoilInfo is an app for mobile devices that allows accessing spatial predictions of soil properties and classes in a simple format i.e. as soil profile depth curve plots or tabular summaries.

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Th@s Invasive!

Th@s Invasive!

We need your help to turn the tide on the alien invasion! Invasive non-native species are threatening our wildlife and economy, but without accurate and up-to-date information on their distribution effective control of these species is impossible. With ‘That’s Invasive!’ you’ll be able to identify and record 35 different invasive species faster than ever before by utilising your phone’s in-built GPS and camera. ‘That’s Invasive!’ contains all the information you need on the ID features, ecology and impact of these species – all for free and in your pocket!

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The Great British Bee Count

The Great British Bee Count

This summer our bees need you.

Join the Great British Bee Count to help build a nationwide picture of bees’ health. There’s currently no accurate picture of the condition of bees in the UK.

We know that bees are going hungry and homeless.  A big problem is the loss of their vital habitat, with 97% of wildflower meadows gone in the past 60 years.

Already more than 20 species of bee have become extinct - and more than a quarter are under threat.

This summer our bees need you.

Join the Great British Bee Count to help build a nationwide picture of bees’ health. There’s currently no accurate picture of the condition of bees in the UK.

We know that bees are going hungry and homeless.  A big problem is the loss of their vital habitat, with 97% of wildflower meadows gone in the past 60 years.

Already more than 20 species of bee have become extinct - and more than a quarter are under threat.

- See more at: http://greatbritishbeecount.co.uk/about.php#sthash.curv5yl3.dpuf
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