hackAIR in brief
  • 659 people have already installed a hackAIR sensor across Europe. Your mission this month is to spread the word: talk to your neighbours about air quality and citizen science.
  • We also have news from an expert conversation on air quality and citizen science we co-organised, and share a couple of suggestions how to visualise data from your hackAIR sensor.  
  • Do you have feedback on hackAIR? Fill in our survey!
For this month’s mission, we ask you to reach out to others who might be interested to learn more about air quality and citizen science. People whom you know well - and also people whom you might encounter by chance, on the street, in a shop. We invite you to be an ambassador for spreading the word about the hackAIR project and the larger field of air quality and low-cost sensors.

Talk to your neighbours - your colleagues - your friends - your fellow commuters - parents on the school run - your (grand)kids!

Ask them about their experiences related to air quality. Share your own learning with hackAIR, with the platform and (if you happen to have a hackAIR sensor) with your sensor.

Invite your neighbours, friends, colleagues to download the app, to take sky photos and to check out the hackAIR website.

Set a cup of tea and invite your neighbour over. Post on social media. Spread the word in whatever ways you like most. And don’t forget to share photos with us - to show how you have reached out! We’ll post your submissions on our social media channels.
hackAIR in action
The Round Table on air quality sensing was organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and hackAIR. It took place on October 24, 2018 in Frankfurt. We welcomed 46 participants, representing 41 organisations from 14 countries: governmental authorities, network operators, citizen science initiatives, environmental NGOs and academic researchers. The broad range of organisations created opportunities for cross-sectoral and transdisciplinary discussions.

The agenda provided a well-prepared mix of presentations, break-out sessions and plenary discussions. Inspiring case studies and presentations led to interesting conversations across stakeholder groups and networks.

The outcomes from all sessions are used for a joint statement that is currently "work in progress" and will be published later this year. Follow-up actions will be suggested in order to continue the work that has been started at this Round Table. Read more about the Round Table in our latest blog post. 
hackAIR news and updates
Interested in reading more about air quality and citizen science? Our latest blog posts provide food for thought: 

We’ve already shipped hackAIR sensors to 14 countries worldwide. Now, we're calling a challenge.

Let’s make this happen, together: a hackAIR sensor in each EU Member State! If you are a resident in one of the following countries AND if you are the first in your country to order a hackAIR sensor, you receive 5€ off your order.

Is the EU doing enough to combat air pollution? A recent report by the European Court of Auditors concludes with a clear “No”. “Air pollution is biggest environmental risk to health in EU,” said J. Wojciechowski, the member of the Court of Auditors responsible for the report.
Read more in our latest blog post:
You sent us questions, we responded: The first hackAIR Question Thursday took place online on Thursday, 27 September.

We interviewed Dr. Evangelos Kosmidis, one of the masterminds behind the hackAIR project. Interested in learning more about air quality and citizen sensing? You can view the recorded session
Do you want to visualise the data you are collecting with your hackAIR sensor? In a series of blog posts, you find details about some exciting experiments with data visualisation that hackAIR users have shared with us. You can read about: A simple display using Kniwwelino; readings from two sensors in comparison; providing better cache for larger date ranges.
hackAIR: share your ideas and feedback with us
Keep your suggestions and ideas coming - they help us to make hackAIR even better. What is working well? Which features would you like to see in upcoming releases?

Please take a few minutes and fill in our survey. The more feedback we receive, the better!

Ask us questions! Find us on social media and contact us straight away if you find a bug or can’t get your sensor to work - we’re happy to help.
hackAIR is a collaboration of six European organisations working on air pollution, environment, technology, citizen science and research.
The Democritus University of Thrace, Crevis Sprl and the Technological Educational Institute of Athens contribute as third parties affiliated to Draxis Environmental S.A.

This project has received funding from the European Union 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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