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SCIMAP User Group Meeting 2018

The SCIMAP 2018 User Group Meeting will be in Birmingham on the 26 September 2018. This meeting will include the launch of the new SCIMAP-FIO for mapping the potential sources of microbial pollution in catchments. We have a combination of longer and shorter talks with the opportunity to ask questions of current SCIMAP users and the development team.

Venue: The Priory Rooms40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF


10:30 Welcome – Sim Reaney, Durham University


The new microbial pollution version of SCIMAP will be presented that predicts the catchment scale pattern of FIO sources and in channel risk concentrations developed in the NERC ViPER II project.

10:40 The Science of SCIMAP-FIO – David Oliver, Stirling University

11:10 Demonstration of the SCIMAP-FIO system – Phil Bartie, Stirling University

11:30 Coffee

12:00 Hands on with the system – bring your laptop (Windows or Mac but not an iPad or Android tablet).  

12:30 Lunch

SCIMAP Stories

13:00 Sustainable Land Management – Identifying Risk.  John Malley, National Trust

13:30 Using SCIMAP for policy support at a National Scale using case study examples. Katie Medcalf, EnvSys Ltd

14:00 Using SCIMAP at Westcountry Rivers Trust – comparing online and desktop applications – Sarah Wigley and Simon Browning, Westcountry Rivers Trust

14:30 Coffee


14:45 SCIMAP Fitted for nitrate, phosphate and ecological health in the River Eden – Sim Reaney, Durham University

15:00 Successes and challenges in improving bathing waters by catchment sensitive farming, Louise Webb, Natural England

15:15 Hydrological connectivity of diffuse pollution pathways in Irish agriculture: past and current research using SCIMAP, Ian Thomas, University College Dublin

15:30 Using SCIMAP to prioritise the creation or restoration of woodlands and hedgerows in the Ribble Catchment, Ellie Brown, Ribble Rivers Trust

15:45 Is there a role for the SCIMAP platform in SEPA’s modelling framework?, Jonathan Bowes, SEPA

16:00 end of formal part of the meeting

Discussion and support

16:00 The SCIMAP team will be available to discuss and support your SCIMAP and diffuse pollution questions

17:00 SCIMAP Drinks and dinner, especially if you are staying in Birmingham for the CDUG Catchment Data and Evidence Forum

Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend? This is a free event.

Do I need to bring my own lunch? No, coffee, tea and lunch will be provided.

Great, will there be a vegetarian option? Yes, there will be a range of food available.