How might we harness the power of the everyday citizen to help protect our diverse flora and fauna as we grow our region; creating a diverse and flourishing planet for generations to come?
Using Open Data from a variety of sources, help us create a sustainable future and protect our local flora and fauna. Ideas and examples could include tracking and monitoring the health of our local Koalas (some great data on this topic!), circular economy solutions, urban heat island effect, through to climate change mitigation strategies. All ideas welcome, and remember to focus on our Moreton Bay region!
This is one of two Moreton Bay specific challenges put together by a consortium of business, education and government organisations, all passionate about our local region. We will have a group of university students and local business leaders participating on campus at UniSC Moreton Bay alongside local innovators, and we encourage you to join with them in putting a spotlight on our region.
Be sure to see our other challenge: Digitising your drinking water
Preference will be given to those providing solutions using at least one local Moreton Bay region (Moreton Bay Regional Council and/or Unity Water) dataset.
- Council has been tracking Koalas at Petrie Mill for a number of years, and has data sets available that provide location and count information.
- Council has a number of climate sensors around the region, along with flood and rainfall sensors. Please take time to look through the available IOT devices - https://datahub.moretonbay.qld.gov.au
- BOM has a weather station at Redcliffe which can be accessed for free via BOM.gov.au - http://reg.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ60901/IDQ60901.95591.json
Image credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Eligibility: Open to everyone. Employees of Moreton Bay Regional Council with a direct working relationship with members of the local Moreton Bay GovHack node organising committee are ineligible to apply for this prize. If unsure, please feel welcome to check-in on Slack and discuss via the #hack-moreton-bay and #talk-mbrc channels upon commencement of the event.
Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Australia.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Data Hub
Redcliffe weather station data from Bureau of Meteorology