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Identifying climate change adaptation research needs

In its independent assessment of the first Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP), the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Climate Change...

Detecting peatland drainage

Studies of how to model and use remote sensing to identified peatland drainage.

Security of electricity supply

When the Longannet power station closed in 2016 it raised debate about Scotland's ability to meet its peak demand for...

Muirburn, peatland and peat soils

This evidence assessment looks at the current state of knowledge on the impact of muirburn on peatland and peat soils....

Public Engagement with Energy System Change in Scotland

The Scottish Government published its draft Energy Strategy in January 2017. The draft Strategy is Scotland’s first overarching, system­‐wide strategy...

Review of Light and Shadow Effects from Wind Turbines in Scotland

How light and shadow effects from wind farms are considered in the development planning process in Scotland was raised in...

Future changes in precipitation and temperature

Climate projections are an important tool in assessing the impacts climate change will have. We have produced two forward-looking reports...

Peatland research priorities

Workshops on peatland research priorities Peatlands play an important role in the carbon cycle and are increasingly becoming a focus...

Experts and evidence in public decision making

During a citizens’ jury, participants need to learn more about the topic at hand before they go on to deliberate...

Peatland ACTION

Lessons learned from the Peatland ACTION programme.

The economics of climate change adaptation

Extreme weather events can result in significant costs across a range of local authority services. Research indicates that extreme events...

Energy Storage in Scotland

Scotland’s energy system is undergoing a major transformation in response to pressures to deliver clean, affordable and secure supplies of...