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hackAIR: Open Technology for Air Quality

hackAIR is an open technology platform that you can use to access, collect and improve information on air quality in Europe. Nine months into the project, we’re introducing the hackAIR technology setup, share user stories and invite you to get involved.

Get involved!

To link up with hackAIR, meet us at one of the following upcoming events – or just reply to this email. We have also set up an email discussion group for organisations and initiatives working on participatory sensing on air quality – click here to join.

Latest News

What can I do with hackAIR?

Many of you have been asking: “How does hackAIR work – and can I try it out?” Like you we can’t wait for the launch of the platform in summer 2017. Here’s an appetizer of how users will be able to use hackAIR. Meet Karl, Anna and Stephan and read how they use hackAIR to get up-to-date air quality information, upload sensor measurements and raise awareness on air pollution. Read more.

hackAIR technology for participatory sensing

hackAIR’s open technology platform for citizen observatories on air quality combines multiple data sources to allow citizens to access, collect and improve information about air pollution levels where they live. The hackAIR partnership is currently hard at work developing the platform. Here is a sneak preview at the core models of the system. Read more.

Update from the Team

Nine months have passed since the hackAIR kick-off meeting took place… and we have been busy since! Co-creation workshops, the first technical services on image analysis and data retrieval, privacy impact assessment for users and stakeholders and testing air quality estimation with existing sky-depicting images available on social media. Read more about who is working on what at the moment! 

Website Updates

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hackAIR is an EU-funded project aiming to develop an open technology platform for citizen observatories on air quality. It is supported through the EU programme on “Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation” until December 2018.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688363.

This publication reflects only the author's view and the Research Executive Agency or European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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