Goal 11 Urban Health Bike Data Tour
Just how healthy are urban areas in Swedish cities? As part of the Global Goals Lab Testbed, the Global Goals Lab toured 11 Swedish cities with a bike and trolley loaded with sensors to collect data about the quality of air, light and sound levels. In support of Global Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, this data will give us an indication about how healthy are urban areas. The data will be available on the Quantified Planet API. See photos from the bike tour on our Facebook page.
Open Access Agricultural Data Available in Partnership With Bayer
In a unique partnership and project with Bayer, a global company within life sciences, Quantified Planet and Bayer will cooperate and make accessible crowd sourced plant data from 70 countries for the benefit of scientific research within biodiversity. Quantified Planet and Bayer will also co-develop mobile applications to engage civil society to conserve biodiversity and to contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more about this exciting and important project.
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Global Goals Exhibit in 3D
Check out the exhibit "Explore Global Goals for Sustainable Development 3D tour. This unique exhibit showcased an intersection of art, space and new tech and highlighted applications of open real time data to implement the Global Goals, in particular Sustainable Development Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Robotics Support Health in Urban Spaces
Quantified Planet has partnered with Husqvarna in a pilot project using sensor technology in robotic lawnmowers to track and collect data about open public green spaces including the quality of air, water and levels of light and sound. As one of seven cities including London, Stockholm and San Francisco, Edinburgh, Scotland is the first city in the project.
Partner Day at Kastellet
During Spring 2017, partners visited Kastellet, Vaxholm to check out lab, sensors and discuss upcoming projects.
Thanks to the support from Vinnova, Sweden's Innovation Agency, the Global Goals Lab is part of a testbed for Sweden on open real time data working toward Global Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities. Companies, organizations, cities and researchers can design, protoype and monitor sensor applications with the aim to develop sustainable cities. We will soon post more information as the testbed develops. The Global Goals Lab is developing a testbed for open realtime data in cities together with partners, Intel, Husqvarna and National Property Board Sweden.
How is Global Goals Lab involved in Testbed Sweden?
Global Goals Lab is part of a testbed for Sweden to facilitate a testing platform for companies, cities and researchers to design, prototype, implement and monitor sensor applications.
How is the Global Goals Lab connected with the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development?
Global Goals Lab showcases projects and communities who are heroes in taking steps to fulfill the UN's Global Goals for Sustainable Development. We are the greatest supporter of the Goals and it is possible to take small steps to reach our common vision for our planet by 2030.
How do I join the Global Goals Lab community?
You first have to decide in what role you are contacting us, city? potential partner? developer who wants to contribute your talent, scientist with your super research or global citizen interested in supporting our data community? Get connected.
Who runs Global Goals Lab?
The non profit organisation, Quantified Planet, is the mother ship for Global Goals Lab. Quantified Planet is a data exploration dashboard to visualise all of the open real time data such as the quality of air, water, amount of air pressure, storm water, sound levels or the amount of green steps that are being collected around the world.
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As forerunners in their industries, our partners play a key role in supporting and achieving our common vision to implement the Global Goals as they share their climate data and partner with us on the testbed. Our partners also contribute their resources and expertise. Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us.
Com Law is a law firm specialising in IT, IP and media.
Doberman is a design firm delivering unique products and services for major international brands and companies.
Future Earth Media Lab
Future Earth Media Lab is a partnership between people at Future Earth, Globaïa and the International Council for Science. The Lab is a space for projects that connect science, design, technology and art to change how people think about the planet they live on.
HiQ is a leading technology and communications company in the Nordics offering a wide range of services within IT, R&D, marketing and business development.
Husqvarna is a global leading producer of outdoor power products for forest, park and garden care.
Intel is an innovation company within cloud computing, data center, Internet of Things, and PC solutions to empower a smart and connected digital world.
Kista Science City
Kista Science City is non-profit organization with the mission to promote and develop the Kista Science City region. The organization strives to make Kista Science City a place where people and business can continue to develop.
Kringla is a Swedish bike company which produces classic folding bikes.
National Property Board Sweden
The National Property Board Sweden (Statens fastighetsverk, SFV) is the public authority responsible for managing the majority of Sweden's state-owned built cultural heritage.
Openlab is a creative centre that provides opportunities for finding solutions to challenges in society.
RISE The Swedish Research Institute offers international collaboration programmes with academia, industry, and the public sector, to ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and to contribute to a sustainable society.
SIDA is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world.
Ultimaker develops open source 3D printers and tools to inspire and empower people around the world.
Vinnova is the Swedish government agency that administers state funding for research and development.
White is one of Scandinavia's leading architect firms.
Sunfleet is Sweden's largest car pool with more than 1,400 cars around the country.
Global Goals Lab in the News
Here are the latest news about projects from Global Goals Lab and Quantified Planet.
"Robotic Lawnmowers: Can They Cut It?" Electronics 360, 11 October 2017
"Husqvarna robotic lawnmowers to collect data in city parks", Internet of Business, 10 October 2017
"Helping the robots to sustain urban parks", Smart Cities World, 10 October 2017
"Telit testing environmental sensors on robotic lawnmowers", Digital Look, 10 October 2017
"Telit provides sensors for Husqvarna robotic mowers aimed at local councils", Telecompaper, 10 October 2017
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