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What is AirScape?
Scientifically advanced air quality information at your fingertips
Scientifically advanced air quality information at your fingertips

Welcome to the world’s first hyper-local air quality information system.

Siarhei Tamasheuski avatar
Written by Siarhei Tamasheuski
Updated over a week ago

AirScape is an unparalleled dense network of sensors, scientifically validated

and calibrated to ensure that reliable information is available in real-time,

at street level.

A revolution in technology to solve the air quality crisis.

The initial installation of over 225 award-winning sensors across The London Borough of Camden is sending data that has 45 times more spatial resolution, and refreshes 60 times more regularly than the pre-existing network of air quality reference stations.

Extremely versatile and free to access, AirScape creates a picture of the city, making it easier to pinpoint the most problematic sources and address them. And in a level of detailed, real data that didn’t exist until now.

Explore areas with the cleanest air

How can you act if you can't see the air pollution you're exposed to?

The AirScape web platform gathers data from the sensor network and provides a high-resolution, real-time picture of air quality at local level, not just isolated snapshots.

The publicly available detailed air quality heat maps can be accessed by anyone with access to a computer or smartphone. You don't need to have deep scientific knowledge of atmospheric chemistry. The data is well structured and easy to understand at a glance.

Individuals and businesses can take informed decision including:

  • choice of transport - bus, bike or on foot

  • where and when to exercise

  • which route to take on your daily commute

  • advise employees when to work from home

Leaf Rating

A quick and clear comparison of locations is possible through our leaf ratings of overall air quality. You can use an Air Quality Index (AQI) rating or see a specific pollutant for any point or region on the map. Crucial for the longer-term decisions, such as:

  • where to rent new business premises

  • which school for your children

  • moving home, especially if you have an existing respiratory condition

How does it work?

The AirScape system consists of state-of-the-art, science-grade air quality sensor devices called AirNodesTM. These AirNodes have been developed in our Research Lab in Copenhagen and are designed to meet the stringent requirements of the CEN /TC 264 “Air Quality Measurement” standard. Supported with advanced remote calibration, the accuracy of the measurements made by each AirNode are ensured to meet this CEN standard.

The AirNodes take high-quality measurements of PM1, PM2.5, PM4, PM10, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature and humidity.

Data gathered from the AirNodes provides a high-resolution, real-time picture of air quality at local level, not just isolated snapshots.

From in-depth information to collective action

A tool that helps individuals minimise their own exposure to air pollution or change their behaviour to help reduce air pollution is a great step forward. But the ultimate aim is to improve the air quality in local communities through actionable information.

Imagine that everyone in the neighbourhood was equally well informed. From your neighbours, to the baker on the corner, the newsagent at the tube station and the large corporate office in the business park.

Equipped with this knowledge communities could join forces and work together to influence policies that affect air quality in the local area.

Air pollution is a primary driver of climate change

Through identification of the problem, by measurement and building awareness, AirScape can show the tangible positive impacts of local initiatives. Being able to predict, monitor and react is critical to the future of our planet and humanity.

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