The scope of the project covers 4 years (2018 – 2022), and it’s split into 3 main steps.
The preparation of an air quality monitoring network with a customized air quality monitoring system in the form of a dedicated desktop map and mobile application. This included designing the layout, agreeing on the locations of air pollution sensors and obtaining approvals for the installation of 25 devices, coordinating the assembly of the sensors, and ensuring a trouble-free launch of information platform and mobile application.
Implementation – installation of sensors in target locations, carrying out test measurements and calibration of devices to local conditions along with the preparation of reports. Presentation and maintenance of continuous air quality measurements and publication of data in the form of e-services.
Keeping alive and servicing the air pollution monitoring system from its launch until January 31, 2022 – conducting constant measurements, publishing data as part of the e-service and preparing current reports on the system operation and data results.
Measurement results are available via the dedicated map (see here) and an application containing information about air quality in Opole for each sensor. Air quality is presented in an easy and clear way. There are graphics that change their color and expression depending on the pollution level and numerical form (CAQI scale), along with information for all residents on the subject of correct behaviors determined by the current quality of air. Comments are distinguished and adapted also for people particularly sensitive to bad air conditions, such as asthmatics, elderly citizens, pregnant women and young children.