Our new environmental data portal provides access to a range of current and historical environmental data.

The webportal system gives access to environmental monitoring locations from across the Bay of Plenty and their collected data. 

The way we deliver data has improved

We've said goodbye to our Live Monitoring website and have switched to only providing our data through our Environmental Data Portal. This will mean we can be more confident in the data that’s shown and there’s more opportunity for us to improve how it’s displayed and delivered to you.

Our Environmental Data Portal does everything our previous Live Monitoring website did, and as a user of the Live Monitoring website rest assured, you have not lost any of the data, insights and functionality you had access to. You've gained functionality with more available parameters, downloadable data and interactive dashboards.

The main difference between the two websites is essentially the look and feel. The Environmental Data Portal (via the Map widget) displays region wide data in a spatial context, depending on what specific data you select to view.

We are currently working with our software provider to make sure the mobile experience is just as good as the desktop version – keep an eye out for improvements in this space.

What’s the main difference I’ll notice when using the Environmental Data Portal?
Everything - in a good way! The most noticeable difference is the interface – that is, how the site looks, and flowing from that is the functionality. The Environmental Data Portal is a modernised version of the Live Monitoring website and with that comes a more visual interface, more dropdown options and greater data flexibility, including the ability to download quality assured data. A willingness to explore and learn by “clicking” is the best advice we can offer.

Why not update the Live Monitoring site to be able to do what the Environmental Data Portal can do?  
The Live Monitoring website has been a very useful and popular extension to our website, however it only displayed raw unprocessed data, whereas the Environmental Data Portal displays quality assured data, raw data and real-time.

Can I still access wave buoy data?
Yes. We fully recognise the popularity of the Pukehina and Bowentown wave buoys and have created easily accessible wave buoy dashboards, which provide summary data charts and maps. These are currently not accessible on Apple devices, but we are working with our software provider on this. Other accessible and popular dashboards include Air Quality and Lake Rotorua and Rotoiti Level Management.

Can I still access rainfall data for the last month in multiple areas across the Bay?
Yes, simply click on the map iconin the left navigation panel and zoom to the area of interest.  Change the selected Parameter to Rainfall and the selected Value to show ‘Month Total’.

What’s better about the Environmental Data Portal?
More functionality, more parameters, interactive dashboards, the ability to download quality assured data and more spatial information using the Map view.  

What is quality assured data?
Quality assured data is data that has been put through in-depth validation processes and is then approved for use by Regional Council staff. Real time data is available to view, however, only quality assured (green or purple) code coloured data can be downloaded.

If you still have queries after reading the FAQs, please contact us via email or by calling 0800 884 880.

If you have feedback on the Environmental Data Portal, please submit it to EDS.JobRequests@boprc.govt.nz.

Visit the environmental data portal