The Environmental Data Portal (EDP) provides access to a range of current and historical environmental data from monitoring locations across the Bay of Plenty.
Why do we do this?
Accessibility to the data we collect is important. We want to help the community understand the environment in which they live and work, and how it is changing over time.
The EDP also gives the community access to real-time information when they need it most, for example in heavy weather events, you can view up-to-date information around rainfall and river levels.
What do we do?
We collect data from 1700 monitoring sites around the region. This data is then shared throughout our teams in various ways (including through the EDP), which they use for their day-to-day mahi or as part of long-term projects.
We also share this information with key stakeholders – for example we share our water quality testing with LAWA, and our river levels and rainfall data with Bay of Plenty Civil Defence if there is a risk of flooding.
Types of data we collect includes lake and river levels, wave heights, air quality and water contaminants (such as E. coli).
How do we do it?
Monitoring happens in various ways, from staff collecting samples in the field, to having information sent back to us from monitoring stations in remote locations.
Using the Environmental Data Portal (EDP)
The data presented in the EDP is collected to support our active and historical routine environmental monitoring programmes.
You can search the data by location or by data set, and you can export the data to show historical trends. You can also download quality assured data (data that has been put through in-depth validation processes and is then approved for use by our staff)*.
*Real time data is available to view, however, only quality assured (green or purple) code coloured data can be downloaded.
Follow this handy guide which explains how to use the EDP:
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please get in touch with our team or call 0800 884 880.