Forth Environmental Resilience Array

The Forth Environmental Resilience Array (Forth-ERA) is the first flagship multi million-pound investment programme through Scotland’s International Environment Centre, funded as part of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal. 

Forth ERA will provide the region with the world’s first green recovery platform, creating a regional living laboratory across the Forth Valley.  It will provide communities, agencies, businesses and organisations access with real-time environmental data which ensures the environment is at the heart of decision making.  

Over the next two years, Forth ERA will be designed and established to provide a state-of-the-art monitoring system, made possible through innovative digital fabric solutions, sensor technologies, satellite data and artificial intelligence to provide vital information on water quality and quantity, alongside a wide range of environmental monitoring data sets, 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 work.

View of Forth Valley from Dumyat

Sustainable economic recovery

As Scotland works towards its ambitious target of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, the innovative approach of Forth-ERA will be transformative, driving sustainable economic recovery on a local, regional and ultimately global scale. 

About our research and innovation

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: An immersive experience

See how Forth-ERA is responding to the climate challenge in a series of videos focussing on different aspects of the project.

Watch the videos

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 Director- Professor Andrew Tyler

Technical Director - Dr Peter Hunter