Moreton Bay being resilient in times of uncertainty (QLD)
How might council be able to utilise our open datasets to assist the community during climate change and significant weather events? We have published datasets that have been built for command centres during adverse weather conditions. What opportunities also exist for these datasets to be used to enable and protect our community during periods of significant weather events?
Using Open Data from a variety of sources, what opportunities exist to enable and protect our communities through periods of significant weather events. All ideas welcome and remember to focus on our Moreton Bay region! Our datasets are numerous in number from weather impacted roads, bushfire overlays through to flooding river sensors, camera locations and road asset defects.
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.
- Council has a new weather impacted road dataset is available at the link.
- Council has a number of climate sensors around the region, along with flood and rainfall sensors. Please take time to look through the available overlays, weather related datasets and IOT devices available here.
- Council also has additional data and reports for supplementary material on the council website
FYI BOM has a weather station at Redcliffe which can be accessed for free via BOM.gov.au. Council also provides BOM flood warning station data for those it operates. This provides latest river heights for various locations across council.
Image credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Eligibility: Open to everyone, preference will be given to those providing solutions using at least one local Moreton Bay region (City of Moreton Bay and/or Unity Water) data set. Employees of City of Moreton Bay with a direct working relationship with members of the local Moreton Bay Gov Hack node organising committee are ineligible to apply for this prize. If unsure, please feel welcome to check and discuss via Slack channels upon commencement of the event.
Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Australia.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Data Hub
Queensland Flood Warning Stations
BOM - River Heights
Redcliffe weather station data from Bureau of Meteorology