Living Lab

Data is an important tool to help us understand what is happening in our natural environment and the impact of human activity. Working with Plymouth University we will use digital technologies such as sensors in our parks and green spaces that will monitor wildlife activity, air quality, temperature, humidity and the number of visitors.

We’ll be engaging artists and residents to help us share the data in ways which are meaningful and accessible. Bringing the data alive to people in creative ways will help us understand and adapt the way we care for, use and manage our urban natural spaces in ways which benefit people and wildlife.

Data about our green and blue spaces

We are starting to make live data from across our city available - this includes data from our parks and green spaces like air quality and the health of the plants and trees.

Temperature in Plymouth at the moment

So, what are we looking at here? Well, along the vertical line, we have the temperature, and along the horizontal line, we have the time. We can see how the temperature goes up and down according to the time of day and any warm spells or cold snaps we might experience over 24 hours.

Collect, share, show you care!

The data we collect and share plays a vital role in understanding our local ecology, and helps us target our future efforts to preserve our wild spaces. Did you know, much of the data in our data store is collected, reviewed and supported by people just like you? Find out the ways in which you can help.

Browse our data sets

If you are interested in using our data feeds for your own projects, you can find a list of available feeds here: