Forth Environmental Resilience Array

The Forth Environmental Resilience Array (Forth-ERA) will enable a regional living laboratory across the Forth Valley, providing businesses and organisations access with real-time environmental data. The multi-million-pound environmental monitoring project, led by the University of Stirling, has been co-designed in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders.

Launched in September 2020, phase one of the project will see a state-of-the-art monitoring system, made possible through the latest 5G infrastructure, use sensors, satellite data and artificial intelligence to provide vital information on water quality and other critical factors, informing decision making, helping businesses to adopt more sustainable practices, supporting policy and regulation and building community resilience.

Water, climate change and Forth ERA

Water is essential to how we will experience climate change. Professor Andrew Tyler, University of Stirling, introduces Forth ERA and its vital research.

View of Forth Valley from Dumyat

Sustainable economic recovery

As Scotland works towards its ambitious target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040, the innovative approach of Forth-ERA will be transformative, driving sustainable economic recovery on a local, regional and ultimately global scale. 

About our research

We will facilitate world-leading scientific research, promote more efficient environmental management and regulation, and stimulate business innovation in support of Scotland’s transition to a net zero carbon society.

Find out more about our research, our mission and our objectives.

About Forth ERA

Forth ERA in numbers

Work with us

Collaboration is the cornerstone of innovation. Forth-ERA offers a distinct opportunity for a range of businesses and organisations to chart a shared path to a cleaner, greener future. By working together, we harness the insights provided by live data and analytics to pioneer new solutions, and drive sustainable growth at a local, national and international level.

Academic Lead - Professor Andrew Tyler

Technical lead - Dr Peter Hunter

Programme Lead - Sam Barnett