Citizen Science Air Quality Project

We are looking at air quality within Liverpool as part of our local efforts.

We are currently running a “citizen science” project. To do this we are grateful for funding from the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group.

The attached survey is: http://tiny.cc/aq_survey: Please fill in to help our project!

This Citizen Science project is to investigate air quality awareness and perceptions within Liverpool and to investigate the question:

Can transparency of air quality data through citizen science increase awareness and empower people to make healthier travel decisions through reducing their exposure to air pollutants?

This is a small-scale project with some simple objectives:

  1. We want to understand more about the different technologies that can be used to support citizen science initiatives around air quality
  2. We want to understand how these technologies, and the data they generate, can be used to help individuals and community groups.

No doubt there will be other learning along the way. For example, we are interested in how this sort of community-level engagement and “hyperlocal” data gathering can be used to supplement and complement city-level and national air quality monitoring and management.

If you are interested in this project, then drop us a line at michael@liverpoolfoe.org.uk or stella@liverpoolfoe.org.uk

Updates to this project can be found here and more information here