|Implementation of a low-cost ambient air quality monitoring micro sensors for population awareness and to support civil protection|
Programme - OHMI Estarreja - Observatoire Hommes-Millieux International Estarreja
Execution dates - 2018-03-01 - 2018-11-01 (8 Months)
Funding Entity - CNRS/INEE, via OHMI
Funding for CESAM - 7500 €
Total Funding - 7500 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
The main objective of this project is to evaluate the use of reliable air quality micro sensors and to contribute towards decision-making and civil protection support, based on big data approach.
Emissions of air pollutants and consequent air pollution cause a variety of adverse impacts on human health, crops damage, losses of biodiversity, acidification of soils and surface waters, including impacts on buildings and cultural heritage. Despite significant emissions decrease and air quality improvement in Europe and Portugal over the last decade, ozone (O3) and particulate matter (PM) atmospheric levels still exceeding EU standards.