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The Array of Things
The Array of Things (AoT) is a network of interactive, modular sensor boxes around Chicago collecting real-time data on the city’s environment, infrastructure, and activity for research and public use.
air  iot  L3  chicago 
october 2014 by dunc
AirMonTech database - Air pollution monitoring technologies for urban areas
AirMonTech is an EU FP7 project compiling information to harmonise current air pollution monitoring techniques and to advise on future monitoring technologies and strategy. It collects existing information on current and future air quality (AQ) monitors.
The AirMonTech Consortium is made up of nine partners from many of the leading research organisations in Europe. The consortium brings together unique and complementary skills and expertise in the areas of measurements and instrument development. The Consortium is made up of air quality monitoring experts, measurement technique developers and health effect researchers from renowned research institutions.
airquality  eu  project  database  sensors  L3 
april 2014 by dunc
London Air Quality Network || The comprehensive source of information about air pollution in London || Home
Primary AQ site for London run by Kings College Environmental Research Group - lots of projects linked from here.
airquality  project  london  L3  data  environment  Kings  KCL 
april 2014 by dunc
System Energy Efficiency Lab
CitiSense - Adaptive Services for Community-Driven Behavioral and Environmental Monitoring to Induce Change

The environmental impacts of our daily activities are largely invisible to us - Carbon dioxide from our cars, fertilizers from our lawns, environmental noise and human stress from driving - yet the impact on our long-term health is inevitable. By pervasively monitoring ourselves and our immediate environs, aggregating the data for analysis, and reflecting the results back to us quickly, we can avoid toxic locales, appreciate the consequences of our individual behaviors, and together seek a mandate for change. Today, the infrastructure of our regulatory institutions is inadequate for the cause: sensors are few, often far from where we live, and the results are slow to come to us.
airquality  L3  wsn  project 
april 2014 by dunc
Citizen Science: Enabling Participatory Urbanism
In this research we highlight an important new shift in mobile phone usage – from communication tool to "networked mobile personal measurement instrument". We explore how these new “personal measurement instruments” enable an entirely novel and empowering genre of mobile computing usage called citizen science.  Through the use of sensors paired with personal mobile phones, everyday people are invited to participate in collecting and sharing measurements of their everyday environment that matter to them.

Our research hypothesis is that this new usage model for mobile phones will:

improve the science literacy of everyday citizens through active participation in basic scientific principles
provide professional scientists with access to richer, finer-grain data sets for modeling and analysis
create new experiences and usage models for the mobile phone as a tool for grassroots participation in government and policy making
by choice of sensors and software create a deeper and more informed understanding and concern for our climate and environment - hopefully effecting positive societal change
airquality  L3  wsn  project  citizen  citizenscience  urbancomputing 
april 2014 by dunc
Air Quality Egg
The Air Quality Egg is a sensor system designed to allow anyone to collect very high resolution readings of NO2 and CO concentrations outside of their home. These two gases are the most indicative elements related to urban air pollution that are sense-able by inexpensive, DIY sensors.
airquality  L3  wsn  project  crowdsourcing  environment  hardware  health 
april 2014 by dunc
Living Environments Lab » inAir
People spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, which makes indoor air quality a major contributing factor towards their health. For non experts, measuring and understanding air quality is difficult without special tools and expensive equipment.

We designed inAir, a tool for measuring, visualizing, and learning about indoor air quality. inAir provides historical and real-time visualizations of indoor air quality by measuring tiny hazardous airborne particles, Particulte Matter, as small as 0.5 microns in size.
airquality  L3  wsn  project 
april 2014 by dunc
Smart Citizen : Landing
Smart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of the people in the cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive open indicators and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.

The Smart Citizen project is based on geolocation, Internet and free hardware and software for data collection and sharing ( Smart Citizen Kit - SCK , RESTful api, Mobile App and, the web community
airquality  L3  wsn  project  citizen  iot  visualization 
april 2014 by dunc
AFSZ: Basic
Asthma Free School Zone (AFSZ) is a project of Real World Foundation, a NYS 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2003. The AFSZ serves nearly 150 NYC schools and their surrounding communities by designating school zones with special signage; conducting environmental assessments and ambient air sampling; providing asthma and environmental health information to school and community members. Learn about joining the NYC program. The program won the top Excellence award in Children's Environmental Health from the US EPA in 2005.
airquality  L3  wsn  project  schools  distance 
april 2014 by dunc
Citizen Sense
A project investigating digital sensors and environmental practice. Funded by the European Research Council.
airquality  L3  wsn  project  iot  sensor  urban  EU 
april 2014 by dunc
AirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap.
airquality  L3  wsn  project  bluetooth  crowdsourcing  diy  iot 
april 2014 by dunc
SNAQ-Heathrow has deployed a high density air quality sensor network in and around London Heathrow airport. This uses state of the art low cost sensors for selected gases and for particulates, providing an unprecedented data-set. The project has wide ranging support from DfT, BAA, BA, OMEGA and the London Boroughs adjacent to Heathrow Airport. It is funded by NERC from January 2011-December 2014.
airquality  L3  wsn  project 
april 2014 by dunc
The Enfield Experiment | Cities | The Guardian
The Enfield Experiment focuses on the fortunes of the London Borough of Enfield, home to some of the wealthiest parts of England – but also some of its most broken, where manufacturing has gone, to be replaced with deprivation. The local council is trying a series of big and risky manoeuvres to bring back industry and create jobs – but will it work? How will businesses respond? Are council staff up to their immense new task? The Guardian will track their progress over the next couple of years, in the paper, on the web and in films. The project is led by the Guardian's senior economics commentator, Aditya Chakrabortty
enfield  L3  cities  icricities 
february 2014 by dunc
EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Environment: New policy package to clean up Europe's air
The Commission is responding with new measures to reduce air pollution, adopted today. The clean air policy package updates existing legislation and further reduces harmful emissions from industry, traffic, energy plants and agriculture, with a view to reducing their impact on human health and the environment. Air pollution causes also lost working days, and high healthcare costs, with vulnerable groups such as children, asthmatics and the elderly the worst affected.
airquality  L3  enfield  FCC  futurecities  eu 
january 2014 by dunc
Cleaner Air 4 Schools | Greater London Authority
To reduce the risk of air pollution to London's children the Mayor is working on a programme with London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) to raise awareness of air pollution in and around schools. The Cleaner Air 4 Schools programme aims to educate school communities about what they can do to reduce their impact and to protect themselves from the health risks caused by pollution.
airquality  L3  london  distance  GLA  project 
november 2013 by dunc
How polluted is my school?
Research by the Campaign for Clean Air found that 1,148 schools in London are within 150 metres of roads carrying 10,000 or more vehicles per day, and a total of 2,270 schools are within 400 metres of such roads.
airquality  london  L3  distance  schools 
november 2013 by dunc
ClearfLo Project
The ClearfLo (Clean Air for London) Project is a collaborative scientific project involving several academic institutions in the UK, to set up air pollution monitoring sites alongside meteorological measurements to investigate boundary layer pollution across London.
l3  airquality  london  clearflo  particulates  project 
november 2013 by dunc
Services - Performance Platform - GOV.UK
Services providing detailed performance data to GOV.UK
l3  dashboards  icricities  gov.uk 
november 2013 by dunc
Monitoring, review and assessment of Enfield’s air quality - Pollution control – air quality - Enfield Council
We currently have two automatic air pollution monitoring stations that monitor for nitrogen dioxide, small particulates (PM10) and sulphur dioxide.

The quality of the data collected is assured and controlled by Environmental Research Group, and the data is available on London Air Quality Network website. The data is used to write government air quality reports and report changes in Enfield's air quality.

Using the data and air quality dispersion modelling, we concluded that Enfield has areas exceeding the objectives for nitrogen dioxide and PM10 at busy roadside locations; for this reason, we declared the entire borough as an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA). We then issued an Action Plan that contains details about how we intend to work towards meeting the air quality objectives.
enfield  l3  airquality 
september 2013 by dunc
glass bottom float 2
Glass Bottom Float (GBF2) collects data from over a dozen different sensors, processes these data through computers, and then combines subjective opinions and concerns, expressed by people based on bodily experiences formulated in language through interviews, to a situated descriptor of the current conditions of 'being in the water'
L3  distance  water  sensor  citizenscience 
august 2013 by dunc
Sense Tecnic Systems
Sense Tecnic is a software company developing technologies for the next big evolution of the Internet – the Internet of Things (IoT). The core to our approach is a web-centric sensing platform called the Web of Things Toolkit (WoTKit) that makes it easy to connect real-world objects to the Internet to sense the real world and to engage end users as ‘participatory sensors’, allowing our customers to offer new and revolutionary services.
distance  icricities  L3  iot  REST 
august 2013 by dunc
Isis Education Centre - The LookOut, Hyde Park London - Royal Parks Foundation
The Isis Education Centre at The LookOut is an idyllic sanctuary in the middle of Hyde Park. People of all ages, abilities and communities can escape the hustle and bustle of the city; learn outside the classroom, connect as a team out of the office or enjoyhealth and wellbeing activities, such as yoga and meditation.
L3  icricities  hydepark  education  distance 
august 2013 by dunc
▶ Common Sense Mobile Air Quality Sensors at Intel Research - YouTube
Common Sense, a joint project between Intel Research & UC Berkeley, consists of cellular connected mobile air quality sensor devices. They take readings of carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen oxide levels and other chemical air qualities, are monitored in real-time over a cellphone network and mapped. One goal of Intel's is to reduce the size and cost of the sensor components and integrate them into mobile cell phones, thereby creating a robust global air quality measurement network.
distance  hydepark  L3  aqe  airquality  project 
august 2013 by dunc

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