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Down the Drain

The project team will examine mitigating the effects of storm water from 3 major drains on the water quality of Lake Wanaka using restoration science and further targeted monitoring and education.

Organised by

The Touchstone Project

Project details

  • Otago
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Freshwater
  • Ecology
  • Technology
  • Environment

Project duration

July 2018 - June 2019

Funding awarded

$17,363.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Electric Vehicle Battery Health: applying citizen science to check corporate specs

Drivers of 32 Nissan Leafs will be monitoring their electric vehicles using automatic data recording and upload equipment, to test a hypothesis that overheating causes accelerated degradation of battery energy holding capacity and range.

Organised by

Flip the Fleet

Project details

  • Otago
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Technology
  • Environment

Project duration

June 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Wi-DemystiFied

Students will analyse wireless connectivity around a given location and develop a plan to improve the quality of the network, then apply what they have learnt to the bigger question of solving region-wide connectivity issues in Taranaki.

Organised by

Massey University

Project details

  • Taranaki
  • Computing and robotics
  • Technology

Project duration

May 2018 - June 2019

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2019)
Participatory Science Platform