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    Cop26 launch for Forth Valley project

    Written by on November 9, 2021

    A major project, collecting environmental data across the Forth Valley, is being launched at Cop26 today.

    The Forth Environmental Resilience Array will use state-of-the-art technology to monitor the Firth of Forth in real time.

    It will examine information such as water quality and quantity.

    The project is being led by the University of Stirling.

    It’s hoped the hi-tech system will turn the Forth Valley into a “living laboratory”.

    Professor Andrew Tyler, of Scotland’s International Environment Centre at the University of Stirling, said: “We are already feeling the effects of climate change through water, in flood and drought, but water offers solutions too, in resilience to extreme events, and in carbon capture and emissions reduction.

    “Forth-ERA will provide a platform for green economic recovery by providing business, industry and regulators with access to live data, analytics, and dynamic monitoring capabilities, helping to inform agile decision making and an informed approach to cleaner, greener ways of working.

    “Through driving business innovation and helping stakeholders to model the impact of climate change and foresee the consequences of interventions, Forth-ERA will help to put the environment the heart of decision making.”