Why a Source to Sea Platform?

It provides the  potential to integrate the study of biogeochemistry, biodiversity and hydrology in a linked terrestrial, freshwater and marine study system at a practical, policy relevant scale. There are a range of  stakeholder interests in a study site of this scale including:

  1. identifying drivers of peatland degradation in particular the role of climate change;
  2. quantifying impacts of land management on river and marine systems including their "ecological status" (WFD) and commercial interests e.g. shell fisheries;
  3. developing novel land management to help reduce risks of flooding.