Oct 11, 2022

Municipal air quality monitoring network in Rumia

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First NamePaweł

Last NameKlawiter-Piwowarski


What is the name of your organization?Rumia


What best describes the type of organisation that you are representing?City

Where are you based?Sobieskiego 7, Rumia, 84-230, PL

Name of the equipment
dustBOX Pro
The number of these devices used in your initiative (estimation):
  • DIY – from a dedicated provider


Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • PM1
  • PM2.5
  • PM10
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Other


PM1 – Unit
PM1 – Technology
PM1 – Range of measurement
PM2.5 – Unit
PM2.5 – Technology
PM2.5 – Range of measurement
PM10 – Unit
PM10 – Technology
PM10 – Range of measurement
Temperature – Unit
Temperature – Range of measurement
-40 – 85
Humidity – Unit
Humidity – Range of measurement
10 – 100
Other – parameter’s name
Other – Unit
Other – Technology
300 – 1100
Communication type
  • Other


Communication type – Other
Energy type
  • Regular power plug


Temporal resolution
1 minute
Where are you measuring air quality?
Device’s location
  • Street – public domain


Level of expertise required to operate
Simple if you take the time to read the documentation
What is the approximate market price per unit?
1500 EUR
Are there any maintenance costs? If possible, provide a figure
1800 EUR/y

What is the name of your initiative?Municipal air quality monitoring network in Rumia

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.Rumia municipality purchased five devices for continuous, automatic measurement of PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 dust concentrations. Thanks to this, a municipal air quality monitoring network was created, and the obtained results are publicly available on an interactive map. The goal is to allow any interested parties (mainly citizens) to follow the current air quality in the city and to raise awareness in this regard.

Who is your main audience?Citizens

How is this initiative funded?Municipality programme

Please provide an estimation of the total budget of the initiative (in €):5 000 – 50 000

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

How many participants (citizen scientists, volunteers, etc.) have been involved (approximately)?1 – 25

Website that presents your initiativehttps://powietrze.rumia.eu/map

Please upload a picture to illustrate your initiativehttps://citimeasure.eu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/gravity_forms/1-5354894cf3cf050d1ea2e13c24ed0dad/2022/10/RUMIA1a.jpg

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

Add the public URL (if any)https://powietrze.rumia.eu/map

Is your platform open source?Yes

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

Are you providing open data?No

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

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

Do you give access to historical data?Yes

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

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