StAR Project

StAR Project

The StAR project (Slaugham to Ardingly Restoration) focuses on the upper River Ouse and Shell Brook. Both areas are  classified as poor ecologically, due to  the modified and degraded character of sections of the river channel, particularly between Slaugham...
Sea Trout Watch

Sea Trout Watch

Help Us Monitor Sea Trout Populations   Often described as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the River Ouse and River Adur this enigmatic species was also the key focus when the predecessors of OART were formed back in 1995. We co-ordinate an annual...
Chemical Monitoring

Chemical Monitoring

Monitoring Water Quality Across the Catchment At the Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust Laboratory we have the necessary equipment to test water quality parameters relevant to the core aspects of our work. Our testing team works on collecting data for 12 months across...
Biological Monitoring

Biological Monitoring

Sampling Freshwater Invertebrates For over 25 years, OART has been undertaking biological monitoring on the waterways of the catchment. Using freshwater invertebrates as a means to understanding river health is an important part of our monitoring programme. From...
Walkover Surveys

Walkover Surveys

Understanding Your Rivers OART have extensive experience of conducting sub-catchment walkover surveys to gather a wide range of information with over 200km of rivers walked to date. These surveys enable us to understand where improvements could be made but also where...