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Connected Forests Project Overview Presentation

    Presentation added by Nottinghamshire County Council on 14 Apr 2021
5G Connected Forest - using 5G to protect and promote areas of natural and cultural heritage. Nottinghamshire sits at the heart of the UK and contains some of the country’s most outstanding natural heritage sites, including the iconic Sherwood Forest, home to the legendary Robin Hood.

Led by Nottinghamshire County Council, the 5G Connected Forest project has been created to explore the potential for deploying 5G in woodland areas (especially within the constraints of working in some of the most highly designated heritage and conservation sites) around the twin aims of using 5G to protect and promote areas of natural and cultural heritage.

Economically, visitors are essential to maintaining both the settings and the local communities within them - how might 5G be used to both enhance the visitor experience whilst also being adopted in ways which reduce the environmental impact of visitors and protect the settings for generations to come? How might the capabilities that 5G offers for massive amounts of data to be transmitted at unimaginable speeds be captured to enhance the protection of the forest?

With technology partners Netmore and Gooii, and academic partners from Birmingham City and Nottingham Trent universities; the project’s focus on the potential of 5G as an enabler for business development and growth is reflected in the fact that most the 5G Connected Forest partners (Harworth Group, Parkwood Outdoors, Stagecoach East Midlands, Gooii and ISPB) are Nottinghamshire based ‘end-user’ organisations with  little or no prior experience of 5G.