What we do
This project has brought together several local communities in Aberdeen together with Cide The City, 57 North Hacklab and Aberdeen University.
We will create and deploy up to 100 community-hosted air quality sensor devices, monitoring PM10 and PM2.5 particulates, and capturing temperature and humidity readings. These are built by citizens themselves, based on a modified Luftdaten model, and hosted on their domenstic wifi networks.
The devices generate open data every 2.5 minutes.
We will identify and use additional open data sources to enhance the data produced by the devices themselves.
We will use data science techniques, working with experienced data scientists, to analyse and visualize the data, and create predicive models of pollution dispersal across the city region. We will engage with citizens to understand and build tools and alerts that work for them.
Our social impact
Air quality is a significant concern in the city.
It impacts on quality of life, health & well being, and exercise, and is linked to transport, indstrial processes, domestic fires, aviation, shipping etc.
By making citizens more aware of the quality of the air we breath, and giving them to tools to better undertsand it we can help them not only to make better choices, and change behaviours, but also give them the tools and skills to engage more effectively with policy-makers, politicians and public health bodies.