Tools, techniques and technologies

Recognising the important role that internal development plays in improving the quality and reliability of our science and evidence base has been a topic of our research. The results are included in the table below. We will continue to develop and improve our scientific capabilities in advance of our new regulatory requirements under the Better Regulation agenda, and from new European and domestic legislation.

Short-term flow reduction decision framework Dec-17
SEPA literature review of short-term flow reduction ecological impacts and recovery dec-17
A Review of Recent Advances in Genetic Methods to Identify Improvements in CAMERAS Partners Monitoring Activities - Funded by Scottish Government Dec-17
Development of a rapid assessment tool using river periphyton to assess eutrophication pressures in rivers PDF icon small (668k) Jul-15
Determination of organic carbon stocks in blanket peat soils in different condition - assessment of peat condition - summary report PDF icon small (20k) Jul-14
Determination of organic carbon stocks in blanket peat soils in different condition - assessment of peat condition -full report PDF icon small (3.5mb) Jul-14
Testing soil quality indicators PDF icon small (1.5mb) Jul-13
Commissioned report: Testing soil quality indicators PDF icon small (1.5mb) Jun-13
Comparing statistical certainty of gauged & modelled flows PDF icon small (1mb) Jul-12
Development of drought and low flow indices - assessment of impact of climate change PDF icon small (307k) Jul-12
Development of drought and low flow indices - the development of drought indices PDF icon small (1.1mb) Jul-12
Restoration techniques using peat spoil from construction works PDF icon small (458k) Jul-11
Transitional and coastal waters morphology tool PDF icon small (1.7mb) Jul-11
Using genomic monitoring techniques at SEPA PDF icon small (205mb) Jul-11
Genomic fact sheet PDF icon small (170k) Jul-11
Operational use of quantative PCR in mussel monitoring PDF icon small (570k) Jul-11
Commissioned report: To establish soils indicators to assess the impact of atmospheric deposition on environmentally sensitive areas PDF icon small (2mb) Aug-10
Initial considerations of trace metal bioavailability: some regulatory experiences (Poster version) (574k) Oct-09
Rapid test method for escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci PDF icon small (1.1mb) Aug-09
Flow estimation methods for small urban catchments PDF icon small (45mb) Aug-09
The evaluation of National Accounting with Environmental Accounts (NAMEA) as a methodology for carrying out a sustainability assessment of the Scottish food and drink sector PDF icon small (916k) Jun-09
Acid waters macro invertebrate status tool PDF icon small (4.2mb) May-09
Environmental Quality Standards for trace metals in the aquatic environment  Poster (574k) Apr-09
 Control of invasive non-native species in priority mesotrophic lochs PDF icon small (2.3mb) Mar-09 
 Development of a wave impact assessment tool to support coastal flood warning systems PDF icon small (2.6mb) Mar-09 
 Near-surface disposal facilities on land for solid radioactive wastes PDF icon small (1.5mb) Feb-09
 Oil and SUDS: managing a priority urban pollutant PDF icon small (363k) Feb-09 
The Greenhouse Gas Regional Inventory Protocol: Scotland and the Highlands  PDF icon small (20.5mb)  Nov-08
Workshop report on economy-environment statistics and foot printing (using input-output techniques) PDF icon small (878k) Mar-08 
An assessment of quickbird satellite data as a routine means of assessing green macroalgal weed cover within intertidal areas for the purpose of classifying transitional waters for the WFD, OSPAR and UWWTD - Final report  PDF icon small (1.5mb) Jun-06 
Development of a nitrophobe/nitrophile classification for woodlands, grasslands and upland  vegetation in Scotland PDF icon small  (463k) Mar-06 
UKPIR03 Extension of the UK Air Quality Classification Scheme PDF icon small (1.1mb) Feb-06