​How Are Small Sensors Being Used?

Government agencies, academic institutions, and community organizations across the world are exploring how to use small air sensors. Here are some examples of other small sensor projects.

  • The Breathe London project installed a network of sensors throughout London, UK, to collect air quality data at a high spatial resolution. They also used small sensors on cars for mobile monitoring and provided schoolchildren with wearable sensors so they could measure their air quality during their journey to and from school
  • The Clean Air Responsible Schools (C.A.R.S.) program offers an activity for schools that allows students to use small air sensors to collect air quality data and then create an educational campaign in their school to improve air quality
  • The Puget Sound Clean Air agency has a sensor lending program. They once lent a sensor to a mother and her two sons who created an air quality poster for their science fair project and won first place.
  • The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand worked with students aged 12 and 13 at Arrowtown School to analyze, visualize, and communicate air quality data collected from small sensors installed in the community
  • Watts Rising in Los Angeles, California focuses on community-based sustainability projects, including one using a network small air sensors to provide residents with more local air quality measurements
  • The Love My Air program in Denver, Colorado, is using small sensors to create a citywide air quality monitoring network, in partnership with Denver Public Schools

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