RIVM is responsible for monitoring air quality in the Netherlands. With the Samen Meten (Measure Together) initiative, RIVM supports citizens who want to measure air quality themselves. The (Dutch) website offers an overview of the materials, sensors and devices that are available for air quality measurements. We also provide information about citizen science projects and the sharing and use of data through the data portal. The data portal shows also the Luftdaten measurements in the Netherlands, and NO2 Palmes tube data by citizens. The (Dutch) activities for the European Clean Air day will be promoted on the website and through the Samen Meten newsletter, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Radboud University (RU) is a Dutch university, established in 1923, situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands. RU enrols over 20,000 students and employs over 5,000 staff members. Within RU, scientific knowledge is created for societal purpose at the Institute for Management Research (IMR). The institute includes research on grassroot organisations, transformative social change processes, empowerment, governance models and mixed forms of collaboration, innovation, strategy-making and decision-making between governments, markets and civil society. The department ‘Geography, Planning and Environment’ takes care of educational programmes on Bachelor, Master and PhD level regarding managing for environmental and geographically dispersed sustainability challenges. Among the pressing societal challenges that are studied are climate change, air pollution and sustainable cities.
DIY Fix the City Foundation (Fundacja Napraw Sobie Miasto) is NGO, established in Katowice in 2012. The main goal of the foundation is to revitalize cities with support of participatory tools.
NILU is an independent non-profit research foundation established in 1969, with over 180 employees. NILU’s research provides knowledge and awareness about causes and consequences associated with pollution and climate change. NILU has 49 years of renowned experience supporting air quality management around the world and is pioneer in the testing and development of low-cost air quality sensors to provide reliable air quality hyperlocal information. NILU has been leading several international Citizen Science-related air quality projects for the last years, and is an active member of the European Citizen Science Association.
DIY Science Lab
DIY Science Lab is a grass-route initiative to support collaborative research with local societies, in order to enhance social innovation towards sustainability. We use technological solutions, the Internet of Things (IoT) are available for broader communal use and organize hands-on learning and science communication activities in order to support citizens and researchers to observe the environment around them and to gather and analyses data to start community action, cooperation and to influence local policy decisions. DIY Science Lab promotes awareness and mobilizes multi-stakeholder engagement in Hungary.
Sensor.Community is a Citizen Science project that started in Stuttgart, Germany. The initial goal was to simply quantify air quality data and better equip local citizens in their understanding of how particulate matter truly affects our everyday lives in response to the increasing ecological concerns. Sensor.Community gathered organic interest and build with the combined expertise of its members a do-it-yourself kit that is quickly assembled and can be added to homes, schools, companies, and more.
Waag operates at the intersection of science, technology and the arts. Our work focuses on emergent technologies as instruments of social change, and is guided by the values of fairness, openness and inclusivity. Waag’s dedicated team of sixty thinkers and makers empowers people to become active citizens through technology. Waag is a middle-ground organisation composed of research groups that work with both grassroots initiatives and institutional partners across Europe.