Collective Awareness for Air Quality

Collective awareness for air quality

hackAIR is an open technology platform for citizen observatories on air quality, to raise collective awareness about the levels of human exposure to air pollution. Use it to access, collect and improve information about air pollution levels where you live.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

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Improved air quality information

hackAIR is an open technology platform that you can use to access, collect and improve air information on quality in Europe. hackAIR combines official air quality data with a number of community-driven data sources.

HOW IT WORKS

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Stay informed

hackAIR involves citizens directly in measuring and publishing outdoor air pollution levels. In doing so, hackAIR contributes to citizen engagement on air quality issues and ultimately helps to encourage behaviour change.

STAY INFORMED

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“Air pollution is the single environmental issue Europeans worry about the most, and many do not feel sufficiently informed about air quality issues in their country.

Air pollution, and more specifically particulate matter, shortens people’s lifespan and contributes to serious illnesses such as heart disease, respiratory problems and cancer.”

Arne Fellermann, air quality campaigner for Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)

In the coming three years, we’re creating and testing an open platform that will enable citizens and organisations to easily engage in generating and publishing information relevant to outdoor air pollution. We will do this by leveraging the power of citizen science, online social networks, mobile and open hardware technologies, and engagement strategies.

hackAIR will provide citizens with improved information about air pollution levels where they live. This will be useful for people who like to exercise outside, look after children or the elderly or suffer from respiratory problems. It will also allow for a conversation in the local community about possible improvements in air quality.

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