Peatland ACTION – Open Data

Datasets collected as part of Peatland ACTION projects

Welcome to the Peatland Action Open Data section, which comprises datasets collected as part of Peatland ACTION projects.

The data are available under Open Government Licence, and details of how these can be accessed are shown below. These data will be updated new datasets are made available. Please get in touch if you have any queries [email protected]

Acknowledgment:  Contains NatureScot information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Peatland ACTION sites

Locations where Peatland ACTION restoration work or feasibility studies have taken place. It comprises the central point of all project sites for projects between 2013 and July 2020. These data will be updated periodically.

Peat depth

Consolidated spatial dataset of peat depth measurements collected across Scotland. The information was collected during peat depth surveys conducted as part of Peatland ACTION projects between 2013 and 2020. Additional datasets will be added to the database when they become available.

Peatland condition

Consolidated spatial dataset of peatland condition assessments collected across Scotland. Information was collected during peat depth surveys conducted as part of Peatland ACTION projects between 2014 and 2020. Additional datasets will be added to the database when they become available. You can find more details on the assessment protocol in the Peatland Condition Assessment Guide.

Bare peat

The dataset shows larger expanses of bare peat across Scotland from Sentinel 2 imagery taken in summer 2018. Resolution of 10 m x 10 m Sentinel 2 pixels. This was produced by NatureScot’s GIG Earth Observation team for the Peatland ACTION project to facilitate the identification of areas of exposed peat.

Water table depth

Water table depth monitoring has been undertaken at 39 Peatland ACTION restoration sites across Scotland since 2014. The data for each site can be viewed and downloaded from our Peatland ACTION Hydrology Explorer app. Data collection is ongoing and the app is updated annually.

Rainfall

Rainfall has been recorded at 25 Peatland ACTION restoration sites across Scotland since 2014. These data are summarised as total daily rainfall in millimetres. The rain gauges are Lambreich Precipitation sensors with an automatic tipping bucket and a Hobo logger.

Note: some datasets are not continuous since installation due to technical failures.

Water quality

Water quality monitoring has been conducted at a small selection of Peatland ACTION sites and are available on request. These data are in various formats ranging from basic summaries to more in depth analyses. The studies comprise measurements of some of the following: conductivity, pH, oxygen levels, nitrate levels, temperature, water level, fluorescent dissolved organic matter, oxidative reduction potential, total organic carbon, dissolved organic carbon, colour and turbidity. 

Vegetation

List of sites for which vegetation surveys have been undertaken as part of feasibility and baseline studies.

UAV imagery

This comprises UAV imagery captured for Peatland ACTION monitoring purposes. Imagery was captured at 16 sites. This is a 4 band image created by adding the IR band from the second flight to the RGB bands of the first flight. So band 1 = IR, band 2 = Red, band 3 = green and band 4 = blue. Therefore it can be used to display a true colour RGB image (bands 2,3,4) or a CIR colour infrared image (bands 1,2,3).

  • Information and data (SDE Raster Calog) is available on request from [email protected]