Dec 7, 2022

xAire

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First NameJosep

Last NamePerelló

Emailjosep.perello@ub.edu

What is the name of your organization?Universitat de Barcelona

Website/URLhttp://www.ub.edu/opensystems/

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

Where are you based?Carrer de Martí i Franquès, 1, Barcelona, 08028, ES

Name of the equipment
Palmes diffusion tubes
The number of these devices used in your initiative (estimation):
800
Origin
  • Commercial product
  • DIY – from a dedicated provider
Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • NO2
Communication type
  • Not relevant
Energy type
  • Not relevant (passive tubes, for example)
Does your device allow SD cards?
  • No
Temporal resolution
monthly
Where are you measuring air quality?
Outdoor
Device’s location
  • Street – public domain
  • 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?
10 EUR

What is the name of your initiative?xAire

How would you describe the main mission of your initiative?Measure/monitor air quality, Measure personal exposure, Raise awareness/education, Advocate for air quality policies, Environmental justice, 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.xAire represents a large-scale monthly air quality monitoring in Barcelona and it has been replicated in Venice. It is an unprecedented citizen science project that involves schools and families to both: collect new geographically accurate data on air quality, and to empower themselves to present them rigorously in front of the City Council. With the support of the Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona, 18 public primary schools from the 10 districts of the city participate in the action.

Who is your main audience?Citizens, Schools, Non- Governmental Organisations, Cities, Universities and/or research institutes

If possible, provide the list of partners involved in the initiative.xAire was born from the “Estació Ciutat” community project, led by artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko, curated by Josep Perelló and directed by Amanda Masha-Caminals. It is part of the framework of the exhibition “After the end of the world”, organized by the CCCB. In collaboration with: DKV, 4sfera Innova, Mobile Week Barcelona, Institut de Salut Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal), Mapping for Change, 5th Science Congress of the Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), through the “Estació Ciutat” project.

How is this initiative funded?Association initiative

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 6 month

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

Website that presents your initiativehttp://www.ub.edu/opensystems/projectes/3205/

Please upload a picture to illustrate your initiativehttps://citimeasure.eu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/gravity_forms/1-ac26b2f28fbd1afdb0c6e30541245704/2022/12/xAire.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)https://xaire.communitymaps.org.uk/welcome

Is your platform open source?Yes

Are you providing open data?Yes

Do you give access to historical data?Yes

Would you like to share with us any additional information? (Max 300 words)Open Access Research paper: Perelló, J., Cigarini, A., Vicens, J., Bonhoure, I., Rojas-Rueda, D., Nieuwenhuijsen, M. J., … & Ripoll, A. (2021). Large-scale citizen science provides high-resolution nitrogen dioxide values and health impact while enhancing community knowledge and collective action. Science of the Total Environment, 789, 147750. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969721028217
Open Access Protocol in MethodsX: Perelló, J., Targa, J., Daher, C., Alonso, M., Francis, L., Masha-Caminals, A., … & Carrasco-Turigas, G. (2021). Large-scale citizen science protocol provides high-resolution nitrogen dioxide values while enhancing community knowledge and collective action. MethodsX, 8, 101475. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215016121002685
Open Access Data in Brief: Perelló, J., Cigarini, A., Vicens, J., Bonhoure, I., Rojas-Rueda, D., Nieuwenhuijsen, M. J., … & Ripoll, A. (2021). Data set from large-scale citizen science provides high-resolution nitrogen dioxide values for enhancing community knowledge and collective action to related health issues. Data in brief, 37, 107269. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352340921005539

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