Warsaw to acquire Europe’s largest network of air quality sensors – The First News
Warsaw will receive the largest European network of sensors for air quality monitoring after an agreement signed between the city hall of the capital and the Krakow air quality analysis company Airly.
Signed on December 30, 2021, the agreement will see sensors located in each of Warsaw’s districts and 17 partner municipalities with air quality monitored in a total of 165 individual locations in real time, 24 hours a day.
The devices will monitor the saturations of the most dangerous particles, PM1, PM2.5, PM10 as well as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) gases and the data will be presented to residents through a publicly accessible and free web page. iot. warszawa.pl as well as the Warszawa 19115 mobile application.
The devices will be located at points designated by the Warsaw University of Technology. These will be both public service buildings and streetlights near roads and parks. The agreement also provides for the future possibility of expanding the network by an additional 100 sensors.
In addition to providing residents with reliable information on air quality, the objective of the project is also to highlight the areas most saturated with pollutants.
The analysis of these areas will make it possible to carry out effective actions and initiate organizational changes aimed at limiting air pollution in cities, for example by setting up “low emission zones” or better targeting. actions such as information on subsidies for the replacement of chimneys.
Marcin Morawski, Director of the Warsaw City Hall Air Protection and Climate Policy Office, said: “The construction of a sensor network in Warsaw and the partner municipalities is a highly anticipated project by residents. because it gives them reliable information on the air quality in their municipality.
“The system is also extremely important to us autonomous governments, because in order to successfully manage air quality problems, it must first be properly analyzed.”
Michał Misiek, co-founder of Airly and chairman of the board of directors of Airly Public said: The air they breathe.
“We are also happy and appreciate the fact that Warsaw, as the first capital of Europe, has decided to take such a pioneering and ambitious step in the fight against air pollution.
Founded in 2016, Airly works on air analysis in 35 countries around the world.
The company has until April 2022 to build the sensor network in Warsaw, by which time it will be ready for public use.