Smart Air Quality Network
The development of a close-meshed network of local fine-dust data,                which can be fed and used well by general public.

Welcome to the SmartAQnet-project

BACKGROUND / ADRESSED PROBLEM: Traditionally, the contamination of the air is detected by means of relatively few measuring stations by suitability-tested stationary measuring technology. Thus, according to the EU Directive, only a few organizations, including federal and state official agencies, are typically able to collect and present high quality data. However, the spatial distribution of air pollutants in urban atmospheres varies widely and depends on a number of factors relating to both the issuers (spatial arrangement, temporal activity) and the laws of pollutant propagation (orthography, wind field, turbulence).


OUR GOAL: The development of an intelligent, reproducible measurement network in the model region Augsburg, that captures all currently available aerosol and gas measurement data as well as meteorology using existing technologies. For this purpose, new low-cost measurement technologies are to be developed, deployed and brought into consistency with existing measurement data in order to obtain informative data as realistically as possible in real-time. The data network should capture and display the official and mobile data in such a way that all measurement data can be used profitably in the future for science, public authorities and citizens alike, e.g. as compatible for scientific purposes as well as for user-oriented services, which are already existing or developed. This results in a close-meshed network of local data that can be used well by individuals.


 

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06.03.2018, 12:06

Measurements by bike have been started

On 1st March 2018 the University of Augsburg started the continuous measurements by bike: PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 are measured with an Alphasense OPC-N2 and temperature, humidity and pressure with an Almemo...   mehr


08.02.2018, 10:09

First preliminary work for measuring operations of the University of Augsburg completed

The University of Augsburg was able to complete initial preparations for the measurement campaigns. So was, inter alia, a third LOAC was put into operation as part of the comparative measurement at the aerosol...   mehr


05.02.2018, 08:08

Matthias Budde successfully defended his PhD thesis

Matthias Budde successfully defended his PhD thesis on "Distributed, Low-Cost, Non-Expert Fine Dust Sensing with Smartphones". In his work, he developed systems for detecting fine dust with smartphones...   mehr


22.01.2018, 07:26

Further fine dust measurements started

After the first scientific scouts (see previous news) were installed in Augsburg, the low-cost sensors have been tested followed in recent weeks. KIT TECO mounted SD011 and DC1700 sensors on the measuring...   mehr


19.01.2018, 07:26

Simon from the KIT team took part in the Hackathon of the Stuttgarter Zeitung.

Simon returned with many ideas and interesting questions about big data analysis of low-cost particulate matter sensors. The hackathon was organized as part of the Fine Dust Radar Project...   mehr


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EVENTS

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06.02.2018
SOP-Workshop Task Force Data Provisioning
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07.05.2018
Internal Workshop
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