Open access publications
Some of these deliverables are pre- review by the commission and thus considered DRAFT should not be cited unless marked as FINAL
D2.2 Policy Information Needs (FINAL)
D6.1 Exploitation Plan (FINAL)
D6.9 Triple Win Environment-Employment- Economy win-win green investments policy brief (DRAFT)
D7.1 Management Guidelines (FINAL)
D7.2 Data Management Plan (FINAL)
D7.6 Data Management Plan v2 (FINAL)
- Air, noise and light pollution
Carasuhat, Romania | data | (DRAFT) As part of the EC H2020 ReSET project a series of FreeStations have been installed to better understand the trade-off between tourism and environment, water, light and noise pollution monitoring with FreeStation will be coupled with sound-ecology to better understand impacts of boat traffic and the actions required to maintain environmental as well as economic and employment benefits.
Rivas Vaciamadrid, Spain | data | (DRAFT) As part of the EC H2020 ReSET project a series of FreeStations have been installed. This improved monitoring network will help the local government to understand current conditions and thus evaluate the efficacy of any future urban greening investments and/or low emission zones around schools. We will also examine differences in pollution between already greened and non-greened areas.
Strand-Aldwych, UK | data | (DRAFT) As part of the H2020 ReSET project led by King's College London and in partnership with King's College London Estates and Sustainability Teams as well as Westminster City Council, air and noise pollution monitors are being installed on roofs and at street level throughout the Strand-Aldwych project area. We are monitoring vehicle exhaust particulates (PM1, PM2.5,PM4,PM10) and gaseous pollutants to better understand the impact of the pedestrianisation project on noise and air pollution on this section of the Strand and Aldwych. Preliminary results (updated fortnightly) are shown below. Where values are in excess of UK and EU air quality limits, this is indicated, but note that these are preliminary live research data that have not been quality controlled, so they should not be used for non-academic uses.
Thorndon Country Park, UK | data | (DRAFT) Essex County Council are working with the Environment Agency to install a series of leaky wood debris dams upstream of Old Hall Pond in Thorndon Country Park, Essex. This aims to reduce the flood peaks downstream in West Horndon, a village prone to flooding. Flooding in West Horndon last occurred in 2012. It is also hoped that the dams will slow the transport of sediment into Old Hall Pond, which may affect the fish stocks, and so we are measuring turbidity levels in Old Hall Pond pre- and post- installation of the debris dams.
Little Belhus Country Park, UK | data | (DRAFT) As part of the H2020 ReSET project led by King's College London air, noise and light pollution monitors are being installed in transects from different types of transport route to better understand the environmental footprint of these routes. We are monitoring vehicle exhaust particulates (PM1, PM2.5,PM4,PM10), noise and nighttime light. Preliminary results (updated fortnightly) are shown below. Where values are in excess of UK and EU air quality limits, this is indicated, but note that these are preliminary live research data that have not been quality controlled, so they should not be used for non-academic uses.
- Natural flood management
Cuenca del Duero, Spain | data | (DRAFT) As part of the EC H2020 ReSET project a series of FreeStations have been installed. To help inform optimal placement of green infrastructure to maximise flood protection for vulnerable assets, supported by ICATALIST. To be in direct contact with potential end users of the tools being developed, the project will link RIKS’ Activity Based Metronamica (providing socio-economic models) and KCL’s Eco:Actuary (providing biophysical models) to help the river basin agency and the regional government identify the potential impacts from green infrastructure investments. The role of sustainable agricultural practices in water use reduction and flood mitigation will be studied. Where necessary FreeStations will be deployed to support the modelling.
Spains Hall, UK | data | (DRAFT) As part of the EC H2020 NAIAD and now ReSET projects, a series of real time flood alert gauges and Natural Flood Management monitoring systems have been installed in river basins throughout Europe. These gauges are low cost, open source designs developed as part of the FreeStation project. Below is live data from the gauge in the Blackwater. Further data on these gauges can be found here. Spains Hall Estate includes two tributaries of the Blackwater, upstream of Finchingfield, a village prone to flooding of roads and properties. Spains Hall, in partnership with the Environment Agency and DEFRA have installed one tributary with a series of leaky dams which slow the flow of water and divert it onto water meadows to be slowly released after rainfall. We have installed FreeStation level sensors and soil moisture sensors above and below one of the dams and in the water meadow, to assess the operation of the dams and their contribution to mitigate the flooding downstream. The other tributary has an enclosure for two recently introduced Eurasian beavers who have built >16 leaky dams. Again we have one gauge upstream of the dams, just inside the enclosure, and one downstream of the enclosure. We have a variety of other FreeStation sensors monitoring above and below ground water storage as a result of the Beaver's engineering efforts. We are also monitoring river level just above the village downstream of the confluence of these two tributaries to measure the impact of both of these natural flood management interventions on river flow at the site of flood risk. The images below shows live data from a series of these Internet of Things instruments.
Lannock Manor Farm, Herts, UK | data | (DRAFT) As part of the EC H2020 NAIAD and ReSET projects a series of real time soil water monitoring systems have been installed. These sensors are low cost, open source designs developed as part of the FreeStation project. Below are live data from as series of these sensors under conservation agriculture and conventional tillage installed to understand the impact of CA on overland flow generation and infiltration. The data shows live hourly and daily mean soil moisture in relation to rainfall. Live air pressure and temperature data are also shown alongside a 5 day forecast of the same. At Lannock Manor Farm (Hertfordshire) these experiments have continued with a longer term approach burying sensors beneath cultivation activity so that they do not have to be regularly taken out to allow farming. In neighbouring CA and non CA fields we are monitoring soil moisture and soil temperature multiple times. Data are shown below.
- Thermal extremes
The ReSET Investment Toolkit (in preparation). A spatial policy support tool for designing and evaluating the environmental, economic and employment performance of investment in nature. Prototype in D3.2. (DRAFT)
ReSETMap (beta). Interactive maps for understanding impacts of existing and new grey infrastructure and opportunities for effective protection and restoration of nature in support of environmental, economic and employment goals. (DRAFT)
Edustation website in English https://www.freestation.org/edustation/: Building DIY, web-connected Environmental Sensors in Schools. (DRAFT)
A Dossier of "ReSET Educational Tools" in Spanish (DRAFT)
An annex on how the Educational Tools fit in with the Spanish curriculum in Spanish (DRAFT)
Teaching the EduStationLive Classroom Demo Logger in Spanish ((version: 1st December 2022 Board V1.3+, Particle) (note the "live" build documents (latest instructions) are available at www.freestation.org in English only) (DRAFT)
Instructions on How to Build FreeStationLive Logger and Automatic Weather Station in Spanish (version: 1st December 2022: Board V1.3+, Particle) (note the "live" build documents (latest instructions) are available at www.freestation.org in English only) (DRAFT)
Fieldwork Project Ideas in Spanish (DRAFT)
Air Quality Games: for primary and secondary schools (DRAFT)