Air Aberdeen are a collective of people interested in using sensors to measure air quality across Aberdeen and the surrounding area. Working with Sensor.Community we contribute to a global sensor network that creates Open Environmental Data.
Why is Air Quality monitoring important?
- Air pollution has a significant effect on public health, and poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK
- Government statistics estimate that air pollution in the UK reduces the life expectancy of every person by an average of 7–8 months, with an associated cost of up to £20 billion each year
- Wouldn’t you like to know the about quality of the air you’re breathing? – We can help with that!
Join our community
If we’ve peaked your interest and you’d like to be part this growing network please let us know!
We are happy to run build sessions for local community groups, schools or just open days. Please get in touch.
- You build the sensors (it’s easy, and you get to play with a Dremel)
- You host the sensor (USB powered & connected to your Wifi)
- You register your sensor with Sensor.Community and see your hex tile appear on the Map
- You join the community for support, and can work on design improvements
- You get to be amazing!
If you like data, boy do we have some data for you to play with!