The Strategic Analysis in Science and Technology Unit (SAST) is an activity undertaken within the MONITOR programme for RTD in the field of strategic analysis, forecasting and evaluation in matters of research and technology, 1989-1993, which aims to identify new directions and priorities for Community RTD policy and to help show more clearly the relation between RTD policy and other Community policies. For questions already identified as of interest for the development of Community policy, SAST projects provide an investigation of the perspectives opened up by science and technology. These projects thus serve as an input to the process of policy formation. A number of SAST reports have been published during 1992. These include: - Research and technology strategy to help overcome the environmental problems in relation to transport: Transport demand study (EUR-14711-EN); local pollution study (EUR-14712-EN); global pollution study (EUR-14713-EN); resource uses (EUR-14715-EN); quality of life impacts (EUR-14714-EN) overall strategic review (EUR-14710-EN). - Research and technological development for the supply and use of freshwater resources: Strategic dossier (EUR-14723-EN); overview report (EUR-14724-EN); report on regional dimension of water RTD (EUR-14726-EN); report on freshwater demand and use (EUR-14728-EN); monitoring and modelling (EUR-14725-EN); new sources and better use of existing sources (EUR-14727-EN); treatment and storage and distribution (EUR-14729-EN). - Standards, technical regulations and quality assurance. What will change? What implications for Community S&T policy?: Sectoral studies on the automobile, building, electronic components packaging and interconnection, medical devices, water and agro-food sectors (EUR-14704-EN to EUR 14709-EN respectively); overview/briefing paper for consultants (EUR-14702-EN); overall review (EUR-14703-EN). - The identification of technical priorities for European research and technology development. A review of technology mapping and related techniques (EUR-14722-EN). - Technological innovation in the plastics industry and its influence on the environmental problems of plastic waste: Report on non oil based polymers (EUR-14734-EN); report on the automotive industry (EUR-14733-EN); substitution of virgin plastics by recycled materials (EUR-14735-EN); food packaging (EUR-14736-EN); strategic dossier (EUR-14743-EN).