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Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Edinburgh Office (SEPA)
Clearwater House, Heriot Watt Research Park
Avenue North, Riccarton
EH14 4AP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)131 449 7296
+44 (0)131 449 7277
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organisation profile

A non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, whose 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.


SEPA constantly assess the quality of the environment by monitoring the air, land and water and use their findings to advise government, industry and the public on environmental best practice.


SEPA help business and industry to understand and comply with their environmental responsibilities and legislation and have a range of enforcement powers which they can apply to ensure that regulations are complied with.


SEPA work in partnership with other agencies, organisations and policy makers, to increase environmental understanding and build consensus on environmental priorities and issues.


SEPA are also responsible for delivering Scotland's flood warning system, working with the Scottish Government to deliver Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan, operating the Scottish aspect of the Radioactive Incident Monitoring Network and work with the Health and Safety Executive to control the risk of major accidents at industrial sites.


The following regulatory teams work out of the Edinburgh Office: Edinburgh and Lothian, Technical Support Unit.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Ocean observing systems (EDIOS)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Latest update
22 July 2016 12:06:54 PM