UK-SCAPE hydrological sensor data integration tool
The purpose of the UK-SCAPE hydrological sensor data integration tool is to enable visualisation of various hydrological datasets on a map with timeseries graphs. Water quality sites that meet specific criteria (sufficient number of values of selected determinands) can be identified across catchments, and sites can be visualised on the map based on the long-term mean of results from a selected determinand, enabling first pass mapping of pollutant levels in rivers.
Environmental data and information
The UK-SCAPE hydrological sensor data integration tool is a web-based map data explorer for demonstrating the integration and visualisation of hydrological sensor data (often real-time) from diverse online sources: - Water quality (WQ) data from the Environment Agency (EA) online Water Quality Data Archive - River flows and levels from the UKCEH National River Flow Archive, the EA online Hydrological Data service, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Water Level Data service, - Recent and forecast air temperatures from the Met Office DataPoint service - Rainfall data from the EA and SEPA.
This is demonstration tool that is under continuous improvement. Project started in September 2018. We aim to evolve this work to demonstrate use of widespread data standards to enable comparability between data from different sensor networks.
Along with the portal, an API has been developed that acts as 'middleware' to the various data sources. The middleware reads the data from the data source APIs and outputs the data in a common format to enable ease of use for researchers.
NRFA, Environment Agency, SEPA, Met Office
Some datasets cover the UK, others cover regions e.g. England, Scotland.