iSpex: measure fine dust with your smartphone - Daan Swart

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iSpex: measure fine dust with your smartphone - Daan Swart

  1. 1. 1iSPEX: measure fine dustwith your smartphone!Daan Swart, RIVM, NetherlandsAir-Policy-Science Meeting, Dublin, April 14, 3013
  2. 2. health
  3. 3. health
  4. 4. Breathing fine dust takeson average six months ofyour life expectancy.Economic impact:4-40 G€.source: RIVM, lung fundhealth
  5. 5. economy
  6. 6. economy
  7. 7. In 2010 canceled flightsdue to volcanic ash cloudscost airline companiesmore than a billion euros.source: IATAeconomy
  8. 8. climate
  9. 9. climate
  10. 10. source: IPCCFine dust forms thelargest uncertainty in theclimate problem.climate
  11. 11. Measure fine dust withyour smartphone!
  12. 12. newscience communicationnewmeasurementphilosophy
  13. 13. iSpex Movie
  14. 14. 250020001000free distribution: 4500total: 10,000
  15. 15. iSPEX registration is open16iSPEX can be ordered atwww.longfonds.nl/ispexat €2.50 a pieceEARLY APRIL: 6000+ SOLD
  16. 16. citizen science experimenton a clear dayin May/June2013
  17. 17. Resultsdirect feedbackqualitative resultsin septemberquantitative results
  18. 18. iSPEX team• NOVA – Netherlands Research School for Astronomy,University Leiden• SRON – Netherlands Institute for Space Research• KNMI – Royal Institute for Meteorology, Netherlands• RIVM – National Institute for Public Health and theEnvironment, Netherlands
  19. 19. www.iSPEX.nlinfo@iSPEX.nl@iSPEXnl

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