Mar 21, 2023


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First NameGabriel

Last NameRojas

What is the name of your organization?University of Innsbruck


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

Where are you based?Technikerstraße, Innsbruck, 6020, AT

Name of the equipment
senseBox (arduino based)
The number of these devices used in your initiative (estimation):
  • Commercial product
Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • PM1
  • PM2.5
  • PM10
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • CO2
  • VOC
PM1 – Unit
PM1 – Technology
optical (Sensirion SPS30)
PM2.5 – Unit
PM2.5 – Technology
optical (Sensirion SPS30)
PM10 – Unit
PM10 – Technology
optical (Sensirion SPS30)
Temperature – Unit
Temperature- Technology
Bosch BME680
Humidity – Unit
Humidity – Technology
Bosch BME680
VOC – Unit
Ohm (resistance)
VOC – Technology
Bosch BME680
CO2 – Unit
CO2 – Technology
NDIR (Sensirion SCD30)
Are there any other technical details you would like to share?
sensoBox with arduino based MCU and with different sensors as described above. Around 40 of the 150 sensor kits are equipped the PM sensor (SPS30), the rest is equipped with CO2 (SCD30) and gas senor (BME680)
The data is sent via WiFi to the opensensemap online data repository where it is openly available for visualisation and download.
Communication type
  • Wifi
Energy type
  • USB
Does your device allow SD cards?
  • Yes
Temporal resolution
1 minute
Where are you measuring air quality?
Device’s location
  • Public building
Level of expertise required to operate
Simple if you take the time to read the documentation
What is the approximate market price per unit?

What is the name of your initiative?DIGIdat

How would you describe the main mission of your initiative?Measure/monitor air quality, 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.With the help of the pupils from 10 Austrian middle schools we investigate the indoor air quality in classrooms and possible measures to improve it. Using Arduino based IoT sensor kits, which are programmed and looked for by the pupils, we monitor temperature, humidity, CO2-, PM- and VOC concentration before and after an intervention. Interventions include raising awareness, installing traffic light warnings or retrofitting mechanical ventilation units.

Who is your main audience?Citizens, Schools

If possible, provide the list of partners involved in the initiative.• University of Innsbruck, Unit for Energy Efficient Buildings & Digital Science Center
• University College of Teacher Education
• Association „komfortlü“
• Association „bink – Initiative Baukulturvermittlung“
• openSenseLab gGmbH

How is this initiative funded?Other

Context – OtherFunded by the Austrian Federal Minstry of Education, Science and Research through the Sparkling Science initiative

Please provide an estimation of the total budget of the initiative (in €):100 000 – 500 000

What is the duration of the initiative?1 to 5 years

How many participants (citizen scientists, volunteers, etc.) have been involved (approximately)?500 – 1000

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Are you using a platform for data visualisation?Yes, we use the platform provided by the equipment manufacturer

Add the public URL (if any)

Is your platform open source?Yes

Are there any other interesting links related to the data platform?

From 0 (the lowest) to 5 (the highest), how easily accessible and user-friendly is your platform?3

Are you providing open data?Yes

How is the data made accessible?Export (csv, geojson..), API

How frequently is the data refreshed in the data platform?1 minute

How long does it take before the newest data is available on your platform?1 minute

Do you give access to historical data?Yes

What type of data visualisation do you provide?Statistics / Indicators / Charts

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