SEPA Water Monitoring sites

Dataset of 5350 water monitoring sites in Scotland measured by SEPA for a variety of purposes. The dataset consists of site locations in British National Grid or Lat/Long WGS84, describing aspects of each site and the monitoring activity including: medium (14 including river, loch, marine, estuary and groundwater; water, biota and morphology); purpose of the monitoring (50 including WFD, Bathing Waters Directive, Effluent screening, Agricultural impacts); analytic function (30 including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, metals chemistry, marine biology, microbiology, invertebrates, algae, phytoplankton and zooplankton), and approximate annual frequency of the monitoring.

Monitoring data itself can be requested from SEPA.

Publication date: 2014-05-09


Study area
Temporal extent
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Provenance & quality


Other contacts

Resource Provider
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency


Spatial representation type
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
WGS 84


Topic categories
Inland Waters , Oceans , Biota , Environment
Geospatial / Map National Site Specific Data Water Quality