The City Council of Barcelona and the Catalan Goverment in favour of the creation of an Emission Control Area in the Mediterranean Sea

Alianza Mar Blava, Transport & Environment, Ecologistas en Acción of Catalonia and Plataforma por la Calidad del Aire have congratulated the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Goverment for subscribing to the initiative in favour of the creation of an Emission Control Area (ECA) in the Mediterranean Sea (Med-ECA) to limit air pollution produced by[…]

International CAPTOR Conference: Air pollution and citizen science

The aim of CAPTOR project is to increase awareness of citizens and stakeholders on air pollution issue, with a specific focus on tropospheric ozone; through a participative air monitoring activity and the increased awareness, the project will improve local and regional policies at both rural and urban level, in order to manage better the air[…]

Hackair Roundtable and follow-up workshop at the CAPTOR Conference 2018

Around 50 experts on Citizen Science-based air quality research participated in the Hackair Roundtable on October 24 in Frankfurt am Main. Cost-effective air quality sensors are increasingly being used and complement the official high-end measurement stations. The cost-effective air quality sensors not only help to build an increasingly dense sensor network, but also to enhance[…]

A hole in your ozone plan? Spanish air pollution fight reaches European Parliament

The Spanish government has failed to develop a plan to tackle dangerous ground-level ozone pollution, despite 85% of the population breathing air that threatens their health. Campaigners from Environmental group Ecologistas en Acción, which has taken a case against their government before the national court, came to Brussels last week to persuade members of the[…]

CAPTOR paper published in ScienceDirect

An open access version of our article “Testing the performance of sensors for ozone pollution monitoring in a citizen science approach” is available online. The paper has been published in Science of the Total Environment, an International Journal for Scientific Research into the Environment and its Relationship with Humankind. It presents the main findings about[…]