SEISS provides a national level knowledge management system designed to provide information on a wide range of environmental incidents. The aim is to create a source of information that agencies can interrogate to discover who else has had to manage incidents, what information was helpful in managing incidents and what lessons were learned. SEISS is a database holding details of incidents reported by participating agencies, on situations involving a risk to public health due to the release into the environment of chemical, microbiological,radiation or other physical agents.
SEISS is currently the only web based system available in Scotland that enables the reporting of environmental incidents across all of Scotland from a range of different reporting agencies.
This annual report provides a summary of the incidents reported via SEISS that have occurred in Scotland during the past year.