Nov 16, 2022

Urban Innovative Action HOPE – Healthy Outdoor Premises for Everyone

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First NameJussi

Last NameKulonpalo

Emailjussi.kulonpalo@hel.fi

What is the name of your organization?City of Helsinki

Website/URLhttps://www.hel.fi/en

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

Where are you based?Kansakoulukatu 3, Helsinki, 00100, FI

Name of the equipment
Megasense One
Brand
Megasense
The number of these devices used in your initiative (estimation):
100
Origin
  • Innovative sensor: we have created the device
Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • PM2.5
  • PM10
  • NO2
  • NO
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • CO2
  • VOC
  • O3
  • Noise
  • Black Carbon
Communication type
  • 2G-3G
Energy type
  • Battery
  • USB
Does your device allow SD cards?
  • No
Temporal resolution
1 minute
Where are you measuring air quality?
Both
Device’s location
  • Mobile : Person mounted
Level of expertise required to operate
Simple if you take the time to read the documentation
Are there any other costs related to this equipment?
Delivery and returns to citizens

What is the name of your initiative?Urban Innovative Action HOPE – Healthy Outdoor Premises for Everyone

How would you describe the main mission of your initiative?• Measure/monitor air quality
• Measure personal exposure
• Smart/sustainable mobility
• Raise awareness/education
• Commercialize air quality sensors
• Air quality modelling

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

If possible, provide the list of partners involved in the initiative.City of Helsinki – Economic Development and Urban Environment Departments, University of Helsinki – Faculty of Science, Vaisala Llc, UseLess Company, Forum Virium Helsinki Llc, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY, Finnish Meteorological Insitute FMI.

How is this initiative funded?•Fully funded European project

Please provide an estimation of the total budget of the initiative (in €):1 million – 5 million

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

How many participants (citizen scientists, volunteers, etc.) have been involved (approximately)?1000 – 5000

Website that presents your initiativehttps://ilmanlaatu.eu/briefly-in-english/

Please upload a picture to illustrate your initiativehttps://citimeasure.eu/index.php?gf-download=2022%2F11%2FHOPE_airposter.JPG&form-id=1&field-id=25&hash=73edd57064bc9ce7193b760583d92ab379c3a8afdf53e27ce9b278afa2938725

Are you using a platform for data visualisation?Yes, we have created our own data platform

Add the public URL (if any)https://megasense-server.cs.helsinki.fi/

Is your platform open source?No

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?API

If any, what qualitative or quantitative indicators (e.g., AQI, alerts…) are you calculating?AQI 2.0

How frequently is the data refreshed in the data platform?Real-time

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

Do you give access to historical data?Yes

If possible, please share a link to your data privacy policy:https://megasense-server.cs.helsinki.fi/terms.html

What type of data visualisation do you provide?None

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