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A citizen project for mapping air quality in Leuven at high spatial resolution

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Presentation by Maarten Reyniers at the OpenDataDay event 'Towards Clean Air with Open Data'. The event took place at BeCentral in Brussels on Saturday 3 March 2018.

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A citizen project for mapping air quality in Leuven at high spatial resolution

  1. 1. Leuvenair.be A citizen project for mapping air quality in Leuven at high spatial resolution Maarten Reyniers
  2. 2. Map of sensors in Leuven on 30/01/2018 n=3
  3. 3. Map of sensors in Leuven on 02/03/2018 n=70 !
  4. 4. What is Leuvenair.be? • Same objectives as InfluencAir: • Create a community-driven initiative for air quality measurements and actions • Raise awareness about air quality • Bridge the gap between science and a wider audience • Share common developments (e.g. map) via Civic Labs Belgium • History is a bit different
  5. 5. Timeline June 2017 First informal contact with city officials December 2017 Attention from media: VRT news, Interview Radio1, local press 30 January 2018 07 February 2018 big sensor workshops 07March2018 1st Civic Lab Leuven! Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr November 2017 Leuvenair.be website launched
  6. 6. Partners • “Straten Vol Leuven” (=citizen platform in Leuven working mainly on mobility issues) immediately enthousiastic about initiative, and ordered the stuff for assembling one hundred sensor kits! • Stad Leuven “Kom op voor je wijk” (room for workshops & Civic Lab Leuven for free) €€
  7. 7. Straten Vol Leuven Workshopswith  scientific  introduction   by  Frans Fierens (IRCELINE)  available  on  Leuvenair.be
  8. 8. What’s next? (1/4) Starting Civic Lab Leuven on 07/03/2018 Every two weeks on Wednesday evening First objective: recruit more volunteers! • statistics geeks • webdevelopment • hw development • outreach (social media) • …
  9. 9. What’s next? (2/4) Starting an interesting collaboration with RxD
  10. 10. What’s next? (3/4) https://www.leuven.be/leuvenair
  11. 11. What’s next? (4/4)
  12. 12. Air pollution is serious but measuring it is fun!
  13. 13. x2 connectoren 7  stuks  (3+4) ong.  10cmSDS011  sensor Wifi  module  ESP8266 Temp  +  rel.   vocht.  DHT22 stickertjeadapter kabelbinders  (2  stuks) bocht instructieblad USB  kabel (alleen  nemen  indien   geschikt  voor  jouw   installatie  thuis)

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