Ahead Above Water

Project Info

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Team Name

Ahead Above Water

Team Members

Ben and 1 other member with an unpublished profile.

Project Description

Our Aim is to link relevant, compelling, local climate data to interested parties via provocative interactive artwork. The artwork will link to relevant geo targeted data in the form of a website via mobile device QR scanning.

Data Story

Using BOM, CSIRO and openAPI data from Australia wide resources we have provided a means of presenting a digestible form of this data to locals in the Noosa Area, but this project could be applied to any Australian region.

Evidence of Work



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Team DataSets

BOM Drought data

Description of Use Link localized drought data to relevant persons

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Cost of Climate on Housing and Insurance

Description of Use Understanding how future climate impacts a persons personal investments, housing value and insurance fee's/coverage over time is highly motivational and hits close to home for many people.

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Value of Ecosystem Services

Description of Use Compelling data on the importance of biological systems carrying out their normal tasks.

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CSIRO QLD groundwater data

Description of Use Another example of climate related data which in this case would be aimed more towards those expected to be impacted by water shortage. eg. growers/farmers

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Tree reforestation potential

Description of Use An example of a highly relevant contemporary study on the mitigating effects of reforestation. This kind of information is an example of the kind of initiatives which could be linked to and pursued by interested parties who following linking codes found in local spaces.

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BOM state of the climate data sets

Description of Use BOM datasets cover a wide range of climate impacts. BOM data also is spatially distinct and data can be used for locally personalized information. eg. flood surge levels in that specific area.

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Aus climate tool

Description of Use Example of the kind of information a QR code/interactive artwork would link to provide relevant info. A product of QLD longpaddock it is operated by the Science Division of the Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) with support from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).

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Challenge Entries

Environment and Science Data

How might we use environment and science data to better engage with the community?

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge.

Australia@Sea: what is our future relationship with the ocean environment?

Our oceans are vital to the world’s economy and provide services for all Australians including food security, industries, tourism, and well-being.

Go to Challenge | 17 teams have entered this challenge.

Spatial Information

How might Queenslanders find out more about where they live?

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge.

Thrive or survive: how can we adapt for the future?

What will Australia in 2050 look like?

Go to Challenge | 38 teams have entered this challenge.

The best use of Gold Coast Data

Best use of Gold Coast Data

Go to Challenge | 8 teams have entered this challenge.

Queensland OpenAPI

Create a project using one or more of Queensland's Open-API’s

Go to Challenge | 39 teams have entered this challenge.

🌟 Climate Change Issues in Hobart

What local climate change issues can you help solve or identify by integrating data sources?

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.