Nov 23, 2022

CurieuzenAir

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First NameFran

Last NameLauriks

Emailfran.lauriks@uantwerpen.be

What is the name of your organization?University of Antwerp

Website/URLhttps://www.uantwerpen.be/en/research-groups/geobiology/

What best describes the type of organisation that you are representing?University and/or research institute

Where are you based?Universiteitenplein 1, Wilrijk, 2610, BE

Name of the equipment
Palmes Diffusion Tubes
The number of these devices used in your initiative (estimation):
6,000
Origin
  • Commercial product
Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • NO2
NO2
NO2 – Technology
Passive tube samplers
NO2 – Service life
1 months
Communication type
  • Not relevant
Energy type
  • Not relevant (passive tubes, for example)
Does your device allow SD cards?
  • No
Temporal resolution
4 weeks
Where are you measuring air quality?
Outdoor
Device’s location
  • Street – private domain
Level of expertise required to operate
Simple if you take the time to read the documentation
Are there any maintenance costs? If possible, provide a figure
N/A

What is the name of your initiative?CurieuzenAir

How would you describe the main mission of your initiative?• Measure/monitor air quality
• Measure personal exposure
• Raise awareness/education

Please provide a short description of your initiative (What is being done? Who is participating? What are your main goals?) This text will appear on the main page.CurieuzenAir is a scientific research project that aimed to map the air quality across the whole of Brussels. Citizens, schools and companies joined the largest citizen science project ever carried out in Brussels. For one month and at 3000 different locations, citizens attached a sensor panel with two measuring tubes to a window to measure the concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the outdoor air. The results expose the difference in air quality across the city with unprecedented spatial detail.

Who is your main audience?• Citizens
• Schools
• Private sector

If possible, provide the list of partners involved in the initiative.CurieuzenAir is a citizen science project that measures the air quality in Brussels. It is an initiative of the University of Antwerp, the urban movement BRAL and the Université libre de Bruxelles, in close collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brussels Environment, De Standaard, Le Soir and BRUZZ.
Read more about our partners here: https://curieuzenair.brussels/en/partnersen/

How is this initiative funded?• Municipality programme
• Private programme

Please provide an estimation of the total budget of the initiative (in €):I don’t know

What is the duration of the initiative?1 year

How many participants (citizen scientists, volunteers, etc.) have been involved (approximately)?5000 – 10000

Website that presents your initiativehttps://curieuzenair.brussels/en/home/

Please upload a picture to illustrate your initiativehttps://citimeasure.eu/index.php?gf-download=2022%2F11%2FCurieuzenair_LogosENG.png&form-id=1&field-id=25&hash=10fe1d873eec236265200ba17d87825e50b482c4655d417cfcb2b31332007b36

Are you using a platform for data visualisation?No, we manually process the data (csv, excel, …)

Would you like to share with us any additional information? (Max 300 words)Browse the map with the CurieuzenAir results and discover how healthy the air in the streets of Brussels is:
https://curieuzenair.brussels/en/the-results/

Read the full scientific report:
https://curieuzenair.brussels/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CurieuzenAir_AirQualityInBrussels-Report-Final-Version.pdf

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