Environment and Science Data

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

Download Challenge (PDF)

  • Queensland is home to five World Heritage areas and has a diverse array of ecosystems.
  • The Queensland Government is committed to long term protection and conservation of the environment and ecologically sustainable use of its resources.
  • How can you use data to better tell a story and engage with Queenslanders our environment?

What is your solution?

Your solution to this challenge must use at least one environment and science dataset from the Department of Environment and Science

Locating open data

Queensland Government open data is accessible at data.qld.gov.au. Search for other government open data at data.gov.au and local government websites.

Either click on a link below or search for the dataset on data.qld.gov.au.

Open datasets

  1. Climate
  2. Water and Coastal
  3. Air
  4. Soils
  5. Agriculture
  6. Biodiversity
  7. Remote sensing
  8. Parks
  9. Waste
  10. Great Barrier Reef

Other Resources

Guidance to help you prepare your GovHack project video to pitch your solution (3 minutes):

  1. Introduction: state the project title, team name and members.
  2. Problem: what is the challenge your hack addressed?  Why does it matter to find a solution?
  3. Vision: in one sentence, describe the ideal end state / long-term goal you are trying to achieve through your solution.
  4. Data/resources: what was your approach to solve the problem? How did you investigate the problem? Provide an overview of the open data and information used and how it helped you to develop your solution.
  5. Minimum viable product: describe your solution (proof of concept). What makes the solution unique? What would be the impact of the solution?
  6. Next steps: outline a road map on how the solution could be developed and implemented to achieve your vision.
    For more tips see the GovHack handbook.