Connected Stockholm Royal Seaport (SRS)

Background

Stockholm Royal Seaport has ambitious sustainability goals. To achieve these goals, digital services need to be developed to automate monitoring of goals as well as optimising maintenance and resource use. In 2015, a digital strategy was developed to define what needs to be done. This demonstrated partly the potential of digitalisation and which technical capabilities are needed. For example, large amounts of digital and analogue data are collected by actors in the city and by Stockholmers themselves, which offers a unique set of opportunities. In other areas, there is a lack of digitally transmitted data that could facilitate monitoring and maintenance. The next step is for technical systems in Stockholm to be digitalised and connected to other technical systems, referred to as machine-to-machine or the Internet of Things (IoT). Telecom operators estimate that there are currently 100 to 1,000 times more devices connected to the internet than the number of individual subscriptions. To benefit from the potential of digitalisation, technology must be shared to a greater extent.

In 2017, the Stockholm City Council decided on Stockholm as a smart and connected city strategy to facilitate digitalisation. The main focus of the strategy is to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by technological development in areas such as IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), big data analysis, and open data.

Purpose and goal

Based on monitoring of the sustainability goals, the project will identify existing and new data sources and make them available in a way that provides direct benefit to the business. This work is carried out in line with the City of Stockholm’s Stockholm as a smart and connected city strategy. Specifically, the project will enable the following:

  • To support the Development Administration and other administrations and companies to turn analogue data collection into digital processes and increase capacities to collect and manage “new” IoT data in line with the City’s strategy.
  • To increase the Development Administration’s capacity to use central platforms in the City of Stockholm for IoT and open and shared data.
  • That collected data is presented in the appropriate contexts, can be used and create value for the City of Stockholm, its residents, companies, researchers, other public organisations.
  • That responsibility for collected data is clearly defined and managed for its entire lifecycle.

Current activities

The project was launched in June 2019, and has to date resulted in increased knowledge of what is needed to increase the use of IoT data and sharing of data throughout the City of Stockholm’s activities, in part in Stockholm Royal Seaport and in relevant administrations and companies. More concrete routines and process have begun to take shape in terms of roles and responsibilities, information ownership, practical management and installation of sensors in public spaces etc.

In the autumn of 2020, work began on testing the collection of data from various sensors through pilot tests in the following areas:

  • Resource flows in properties (energy and water) – collection of meta data from property monitors and management systems.
  • Residents’ travel patterns – tests of data from road radars, Wi-Fi nodes and mobile operators to map travel patterns.
  • Use of parks and green spaces – Wi-Fi nodes and magnetic sensors.
  • Green spaces and plant bed functions – with rainfall meters, weather and soil moisture sensors to evaluate function and potential to optimise operation and maintenance.

Facts

Project duration

June 2019 – December 2021

Project leader and participants

City of Stockholm Development Administration (project leader) and the City Executive Office. Other partners include Sankt Erik Kommunikation, RISE, Sensative, and Metry. The Environment and Health Administration, Transport Administration, and the Norrmalm and Östermalm City District Administration are also involved.

Funding

Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas through the Strategic Innovation programme IoT-Sverige.

Contact

Christina Salmhofer, Sustainability Strategist, Stockholm Royal Seaport, Stockholm City Development Administration
[email protected]

Anna Bondesson, Project Manager, Connected SRS, Stockholm City Development Administration
[email protected]

Related links

Connected SRS on Smart and Connected City >

Updated 2021-08-10

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