Data analysis applications present data in an interactive format of graphs, tables and maps. Export data views as images, CSV files and PDF documents for use in reports and presentations.

Note: These applications are located on the live Scotland's environment website, by clicking on any of these you will be navigating away from this BETA site.

 

Air

Scotland's environment web

Air quality - Primary school sensor

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

Scotland's environment web

Air quality - Secondary school sensor

This tool supports the air monitoring undertaken in the learn about air 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.

Scotland's environment web

Air quality - Secondary school travel

The school travel tool visualises the travel survey data collected in the learn about air 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.

Scotland's environment web

Air quality - Virtual city

The virtual city tool supports the ‘solutions’ lesson delivered as part of the learn about air 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.

Air quality in Scotland

Scottish air quality database – Public tool

This tool aims to help you understand how clean Scotland’s air is and how poor air quality might be impacting on your life, or for people you know.

The tool will help answer the following questions you might have about air quality in Scotland:

  • Is air quality meeting government standards?
  • How could this affect me?
  • How is air quality changing where I live?
  • What are the exposure levels like near me?
  • How does weather influence air quality?
  • How can I help?

Please note: The data used in this tool are updated daily at midnight. More current data may be available on the Scottish Air Quality website.

 

Climate

Met Office

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.

UK 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.

 

Habitats and species

Forestry Commission Scotland

National forest estate

This application provides a visual analysis of the national forest estate managed by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) – providing information on the trees and forests it manages.

The information has a range of valuable uses, for example – economic, environmental and social forest-related decision-making by Forestry Commission Scotland, government, industry and public; helps us meet our national and international forest-related reporting responsibilities; informing planning assessments and decisions when looking at the development of processing industries, regional infrastructure, the effect of forestry related actions on communities.

Forestry Commission Scotland

National forest inventory

This application provides information about the size, distribution and composition of all forests and woodlands in Scotland and is essential for developing and monitoring policies and guidance to support their sustainable management. This application provides a visual analysis for Scotland and it forms part of the wider surveys carried out by the Forestry Commission on forests and woodlands across Great Britain.This information is useful for anyone involved in forestry and land management, for example - forestry and timber industries; organisations concerned with nature conservation, ecology and biodiversity; those working to protect our forests and woodlands from pests and diseases; government and non-government agencies formulating forestry policies; public and private investors in the countryside; and anyone interested in finding out more about forests and woodlands.

Forestry Commission Scotland

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.

Scottish Natural Heritage

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.

 

People and the environment

Scotland's environment web

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.

SEPA

Recyclate Quality

This interactive tool provides a summary of sampling information provided by operators of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in Scotland.

Information has been gathered since October 2015 and details sampling of dry recyclable waste as it is received at the site, along with sampling of the sorted recyclate grades before they are sent off site. An associated report is available on the SEPA website. Data in this tool can be viewed by operator, reporting period, material type and supplier.

The data will be updated on a quarterly basis and should be of interest to MRF operators, producers of dry recyclable waste (including local authorities), the wider waste management industry and anyone with an interest in the quality of recyclate in Scotland.

SEPA

Scottish Landfill Communities Fund Screening Tool

The Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF) is a tax credit scheme that encourages landfill site operators to provide contributions to who can then pass these funds onto community and environmental projects. To qualify for funding, these projects must be located within 10 miles of a landfill site or transfer station. You can use the screening tool to find out if your project site is eligible for funding.

SEPA

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.

Scotland's environment web

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.

SEPA

Waste sites and capacity tool

This is an interactive tool that presents information about SEPA permitted waste sites in a series of tables and charts. The tool covers all waste and landfill sites in Scotland as well as their capacities and types of waste handled.

 

Water

SEPA

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.

Food Standards Scotland

Food Standards Scotland’s biotoxin risk management tool

The tool provides users with access to biotoxin and phytoplankton sample results from Food Standards 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.

Scotland's aquaculture

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.

SEPA

Water classification hub

The water classification hub is an interactive tool allowing you to explore the current and historical condition of Scotland’s rivers, lochs, estuaries, coasts and groundwaters, and bathing and shellfish water protected areas. Results are updated annually and include assessments of water quality, habitat condition, access for fish migration, water flows and levels and invasive non-native species, as defined by Scottish Government Directions and the Water Framework Directive

SEPA

Water environment hub

River basin management planning is about protecting and improving Scotland’s water environment in a way that balances costs and benefits to the environment, society and economy. The water environment hub is an interactive tool allowing you to explore the river basin management plans, view details on all aspects of the water environment as well as download data. The water environment hub present the plans as a narrative to help easily navigate the data behind them, allowing anyone to view Scotland’s story or to find out their local area or even the nearest water courses story.

To note: This tool displays data for 2015. SEPA continually refines the information on pressures and actions and the tool will be updated later in the river basin planning cycle. Annual updates on the condition of the water environment can be found on the water classification hub.


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