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    SEPA, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, has joined decisiongradeiot.

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator, protecting and improving Scotland’s environment. As a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, our role is to make sure that the environment and human health are protected, to ensure that Scotland’s natural resources and services are used as sustainably as possible and contribute to sustainable economic growth. With around 1300 people based across Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands to the Borders, they regulate and advise on a wide range of environmental activities. Martin Marsden, Head of Environmental Quality, said:

    “As an organisation with a strong science base, we constantly assess the quality of the environment by monitoring Scotland’s air, land and water and use our findings to advise government, industry and the public on environmental best practice. We are currently using ground truth sensor systems and earth observation data, but know that many organisations use different methods for opportunity mapping of land use change. We’d like to see far more interoperability between methods of measurement and the exchange and interoperability of data, and that’s why we have joined.”