Professor Andrew Tyler FRSE (University of Stirling) has recently embarked on a new role as the Scotland Hydro Nation Chair, funded by Scottish Water in partnership with Scottish Funding Council. This builds on his leadership in the development of the Forth Environmental Resilience Array (Forth-ERA), which is being developed in partnership with BT. Forth-ERA is the first phase of Scotland’s International Environment Centre (SIEC), a £22 million investment as part of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Deal. The mission of SIEC is to drive cross sector initiatives to deliver sustainable inclusive growth. Forth-ERA is an ambitious digital twin of the Firth of Forth catchment, which combines satellite and in situ sensing with AI and modelling to deliver the intelligence to mitigate extreme events and support the just transition to a net zero carbon society. This builds on Andrew’s group’s pioneering research in transforming the use of Earth observation technologies for monitoring water at global scales. Forth-ERA is being co-developed with partners across industry, statutory agencies, academia and community action groups to deliver Scotland’s first green recovery platform.
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