Jan 3, 2023


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First NameMaria Teresa

Last NameSantos Pacheco


What is the name of your organization?Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré


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

Where are you based?Rua Dr Joaquim António Vilao, Gafanha da Nazaré, 3834-908, PT

Name of the equipment
Smart Air
The number of these devices used in your initiative (estimation):
  • Innovative sensor: we have created the device
Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • PM2.5
  • PM10
  • Temperature
  • CO2
PM2.5 – Unit
PM2.5 – Technology
light scattering laser sensor
PM2.5 – Range of measurement
0~999 ug/m3
PM2.5 – Detection limit
PM10 – Unit
PM10 – Technology
light scattering laser sensor
PM10 – Range of measurement
0~999 ug/m3
PM10 – Detection limit
Temperature – Unit
Temperature – Range of measurement
Temperature – Detection limit
CO2 – Unit
CO2 – Technology
non-dispersive infrared
CO2 – Range of measurement
CO2 – Detection limit
Communication type
  • Wifi
Energy type
  • Solar
  • Battery
Does your device allow SD cards?
  • No
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?SmartAir

How would you describe the main mission of your initiative?Measure/monitor air quality, Smart/sustainable mobility, 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.SmartAir emerged to respond to the problems identified by the educational community and which are related to the increase in the emission of polluting gases into the atmosphere. Students and teachers received training from researchers at the University of Aveiro and from teachers in the school’s technical areas in terms of building sensors and in terms of communication and information. The curricular framework was made within the scope of Curricular Autonomy and and within the scope of the SmartSchoolLab project.

Who is your main audience?Schools, Cities

If possible, provide the list of partners involved in the initiative.University of Aveiro, Parent´s Association and City Hall of Gafanha da Nazaré.

How is this initiative funded?Private programme

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

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

How many participants (citizen scientists, volunteers, etc.) have been involved (approximately)?25 – 100

Website that presents your initiativehttp://www.mjssantos.eu/smartair

Please share any other relevant/interesting links about your initiative:This project, has the following objectives: to place the behavior and practices of citizens at the center of the debate, to problematize the potential of the Internet of Things to increase efficiency in tasks and in solving social problems relevant; provide the educational community with technical and scientific knowledge regarding the construction and use of sensors to monitor environmental problems, curricularly framing the subject under study in the different disciplines and different levels of education; promote citizen science strategies in a teaching/learning context (collection and participatory analysis of data from sensors, etc.); enable the educational community to use digital platforms of collective awareness, develop a set of tools for identifying and quantifying the values of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere in the city under study and increase the awareness of the population of Gafanha da Nazaré about the problem associated with environmental changes and what are the possible solutions.

Please upload a picture to illustrate your initiativehttps://citimeasure.eu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/gravity_forms/1-ac26b2f28fbd1afdb0c6e30541245704/2023/01/citimeasure_foto.jpg

Are you using a platform for data visualisation?Yes, we connect to an information data viewer provided by a third party (GIS, digital twin, …)

Add the public URL (if any)www.mjssantos.eu/smartair

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?Yes

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

If any, what qualitative or quantitative indicators (e.g., AQI, alerts…) are you calculating?AQI

How frequently is the data refreshed in the data platform?every 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, Report

Would you like to share with us any additional information? (Max 300 words)SmatAir data gathered allow us to show to the school community, from time to time, spikes of particules that are related to the incease of the number os cars nearby school, so we can decrease these number and increase the number os students that use smooth mobility.

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