Urban Planning, Environment and Health

ESAIRE

Engaging Citizens in Science: Promoting the Viability of Participatory Sensing for Monitoring Air and Environmental Quality

Duration
2015-2018
Coordinator
Irene Eleta and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen (ISGlobal)
Funded by
European Commission. Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie

ESAIRE promotes participatory design of Internet platforms and mobile applications for sharing air quality data and related health risks. Its goal is to help citizen science projects (like CITI-SENSE) by engaging stakeholders and people from the general public in the process of deciding and designing the tools for air quality monitoring. Participants collaboratively contribute to make technology easier to use and air pollution information understandable and useful for the general public.

The researchers organize participatory workshops open to the public to study the information needs of different interested groups (educators, activists, public health professionals, etc.) and to evaluate, from a user perspective, Internet platforms and mobile applications providing air quality information.

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Our Team

Principal Investigators (PI)

  • Mark Nieuwenhuijsen
    Mark Nieuwenhuijsen Research Professor, Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative, and Director of the Air pollution and Urban Environment Programme
  • Irene Eleta
    Irene Eleta Postdoctoral Researcher

Other projects

See Past Projects

ESCAPE

European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects

iMAP Barcelona

The international Mind, Activities and urban Places in Barcelona study (iMAP Barcelona study): Building the evidence base on the relationships between environment, active living and cognitive health