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Science Education

Science Education

We live in a world which is ever more complex. SEFARI is committed to the use of research and knowledge to help us better understand the world around us, and to make better decisions. Science education underpins all our work – on the premise that learning is for everyone, and certainly not confined to the school classroom. We have a rich and varied environment across all our country, and SEFARI works with organisational partners and land managers to utilise it for shared learning and experience.

Case Studies

30 Jan 2020

Developing a"Genetic Scorecard": A World-first for Scotland

The following case study summarises a SEFARI Think Tank involving the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Scottish Natural Heritage.

10 Dec 2019

Protecting Potatoes - Scotland's Story

Since the emergence of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in the 1840s this disease has presented a major challenge to the potato industry, with annual losses estimated to be £55 million in the UK.

27 Aug 2019

Infrared Spectroscopy – Helping to Protect Scotland’s Soils

Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy is a versatile analytical technique that can characterise a wide variety of different sample types e.g. from drugs and plastics to soil and minerals.

Blog

4 Feb 2020 - 17:13

Innovative New Tool: Food swapping for healthier and more sustainable diets

Despite national dietary guidelines, our typical diet still contains too many calories, saturated fat, salt and sugar, whilst having insufficient amounts of fibre, fruits, vegetables and fish.

30 Sep 2019 - 09:53

High-Performance Computing for Innovative Science: Clusters, communication and caramel wafers

High Performance Computing (HPC) is making major contributions across a wide breadth of scientific disciplines and is essential for advanced data processing for data visualization, mathematical modelling, data simulations and computational biology.

30 Aug 2019 - 10:51

Cowtastrophy: Tested in the Field!

In a previous blog article we described the development of the Cowtastrophy web app which was funded by the SEFARI Gateway’s Responsive Opportunity Fund.