Despite the advantages or urban green and blue infrastucture, challenges exist in understanding reliability, long-term sustainability and the true benefit it can have on the urban environment and associated ecosystems.
To address this, Cultinova has developed real-time monitoring solutions for green and blue infrastructure which support plant health, aid maintenance scheduling and assess environmental performance.
With our web-enabled sensor systems, the health and effectiveness of green and blue interventions within cities can be monitored and improved.
Cultinova supply customed sensing solutions for the accessment of green and blue infrastructure performance.
Our systems connect to a wide range of environmental sensors, log measurement data and transmit it wirelessly to our web service for analysis.
We also supply solar powered systems for operation in remote locations without mains power.
Cultinova's Air-Station measures indoor and outdoor air-quality and heat stress (the effects of temperature, humidity, wind chill and sunlight on humans).
The system in configurable, allowing the selection of a range of measurement parameters dependent upon the environment or green intervention to be measured.
The system measures and logs data every 15 minutes and transmits it to the Cultinova web-service for proessing, visualistion and anaysis.
Cultinova Air-Stations can be configured to measure the following parameters:
Wind Speed & Direction
Airbourne Particulate Matter
Air pollution and heat stress are widely recognised as environmental health risks and many cities have begun to address this by implementing green infrastucture and air quality improvement measures.
Unfortunately in the past air quality monitoring technology has been constrained by high cost, low spatial resolution and insufficient accuracy. The resulting lack of localised meaningful data leaves significant gaps in understanding the real impact of air pollution and the effectiveness of green infrastructure intervetions.
To resolve this, Cultinova developed its Air-Station, an Internet-based real time air quality monitoring solution that enables cost-effective and accurate monitoring of air quality and green infrastrucure performance.
Despite their low cost, Air Stations are calibrated to national standards and the collected data provides valuable insights into pollution hot spots and performance of ecosystem service provision delivered by greening measures.
In addition to building "city intelligence", reliable data underpins and strenghten local authorities' narrative to enage and effectively deliver improvements to their citizens.
With hotter summers, prolonged heatwaves and significantly less rainfall, Southend-on-Sea in the UK is witnessing direct evidence of climate change.
To mitigate the effects of extreme weather events the borough council is implemeting a range of ambitious urban green infrastructure (UGI) measures.
In order to assess the effectiveness of these measures the borough contracted Cultinova to install seven Air-Station units at key points in the town centre.
In this two-year project the stations measure a range of parameters asociated with air quality and heat stress both before after green infrastructure interventions.
With nearly 1 million data points generated every quarter, the system provides a detailed insight into Southend-on-Sea's climate and the effectiveness of measures to make the city a more comfortable and healthy place to be.
Data collected from green and blue infrastructure interventions can be accessed any time from anywhere via the Cultinova web portal or bespoke dashboard
Comprehensive data sets can be generated to deliver valuable insights into intervention performance. Sharing these with stakeholders adds value through citizen engagement
Maintenance is important for the sustainability of green infrastructure measures. Our monitoring solutions provide insights which promote efficient maintenance scheduling
If you are interested in configuring your tailored software solution, please get in touch!