iSCAPE citizen science activities in Guildford
The iSCAPE project aims to integrate and advance the control of air quality and carbon emissions in European cities through the development of sustainable and passive air pollution remediation strategies, policy interventions and behavioural change initiatives.
The Citizen Science activities
As part of the iSCAPE project, we have set up two Citizen Science workshops in each of our iSCAPE Living Lab Cities, to engage citizens in collecting air quality data through the iSCAPE Citizen Kit (low-cost sensors) and use this to inform actions and change.
The workshops and air quality data collection will be led by the six Living Labs set up through the iSCAPE project in: Bologna(Italy), Bottrop (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Guildford (UK), Hasselt (Belgium) and Vantaa (Finland). Get more information on the Living Labs.
The Citizen Science activities in Guildford will be undertaken within a three-week period. The first workshop will introduce participants to Citizen Science and the air quality sensors (Citizen Kit). Following the first workshop, participants will use the Citizen Kits to collect data. Data can be much more powerful and easy to digest when visualised, and during the second workshop participants will learn about the value and potential of the data they collected – which will inform opportunities for change.
Dates and times of the activities
- Introductory workshop: 12 November, 6pm till 9pm, Room 39 MS 02, Rik Medlik Building, University of Surrey
- Data collection: From 13 November
- Data analysis: To be undertaken by iSCAPE team
- Second workshop: 3 December, TIME AND VENUE TBD
- A detailed agenda of the workshops will be available after registration
NOTE: Registration is mandatory; only registered participants can take part in activities.
Who should take part?
Are you interested in getting a better understanding of your local air quality? Are you intrigued how to measure air quality and explore sensor technologies? Would you like to create change or influence the policies that could positively effect /improve the air in your city? If so, then the iSCAPE Citizen Science workshops are an ideal opportunity to get started.
A genuine interest in air quality would be preferred but you do not need to have a scientific background or prior air quality knowledge.
For more information
For more information please contact Sachit Mahajan.
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen Science refers to the general public engagement in scientific research activities when citizens actively contribute to science either with their intellectual effort or surrounding knowledge or with their tools and resources.