The population of Osona has to breathe pollution that it does not generate. The emissions come from the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Citizens measure the concentrations of this contaminant with CAPTOR, a European citizen science project implemented in Spain, Italy and Austria.
The conference “Air quality and sustainable mobility” took place from 15-16th of Sept. 2017 in Valladolid, with the participation of various experts and policy-makers of the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Pontevedra and Valladolid, and the Junta de Castilla y León. Now you can access the presentations and videos of Click here (Spanish!): https://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/article34723.html Conference speakers
captorAIR use the data from CAPTOR nodes which are sensing devices designed to monitor ozone pollution in three different European regions. They are low cost sensors implemented in a citizen science approach, to increase population awareness with regard to ozone pollution. Because the low cost sensors have higher uncertainty than official reference instrumentation, the data[…]
The Austrian newspaper “Die Presse” recently released an article about how to attract children and teenagers to science. CAPTOR was mentioned as a good example of providing hands-on experiences in dedicated school workshops. Pupils should get the opportunity to explore for themselves.