URwatair
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URwatair is a citizen science project for urban air quality and rain water management, coordinated by the Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage - Thessaloniki Branch, and scientifically supported and materialised by the Faculty of Engineering, Environmental Informatics Research Group and Hydraulics Division (Schools of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, respectively), Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Citizens are involved in urban rainwater monitoring as well as in urban air pollution monitoring, the latter on the basis of various indoor and outdoor scenarios, by employing low cost AQ sensors. Via a number of citizen workshops as well as citizen-powered environmental monitoring campaigns, the project aims to map related problems and to arrive to a set of best practices applicable to everyday life, on the basis of collaborative data analytics and knowledge extraction


Reviews

June 18, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - Katerina Bakousi

Well organized citizen science project about air quality in everyday life! 5/5

URwatair
How to participate:
Public invitations via social media are issued periodically, and participation is open to all inhabitants of Thessaloniki
Needed equipment:
The project provides equipment (low cost air quality sensors as well as rainwater flow meters) to participants for a duration of some weeks that reflect monitoring campaigns, coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering, Environmental Informatics Research Group and Hydraulics Division (Schools of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, respectively), Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
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