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iDee: help us record the conditions of the River Dee

River Dee at Glen Dee (c) James Hutton Institute
"Besides water levels, flow speed and algae cover, users are also able to submit records of phosphate levels, turbidity, temperature, water clarity, non-native plants and obstructions.

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute are asking residents of communities in Aberdeenshire to contribute their records and photographs of the River Dee as part of the iDee project, to help measure parameters such as water levels, flow speed and algae cover.

The iDee project aims to directly involve the public in recording the conditions of the River Dee catchment. Using the website http://idee.hutton.ac.uk, or the app, you can submit your records as geo-referenced photographs of the river. Besides water levels, flow speed and algae cover, users are also able to submit records of phosphate levels, turbidity, temperature, water clarity, non-native plants and obstructions. How-to guides are available from the website.

You can view records submitted by other people to see how conditions vary across the catchment and change over time.

iDee is now an app for Apple mobile devices and you can find it on the App Store.

Any personal details submitted using these pages will be kept strictly private and are used solely to validate the information submitted. No information submitted as name, email address or affiliated institution will be made accessible on this site.

There is no requirement to register to submit records. However, as the system is developed there will opportunities to become involved in specific projects, for which registration will be needed to gain specialist access.

iDee is a Dee Catchment Partnership project, led by the James Hutton Institute and jointly funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and the James Hutton Institute.

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.