New Breathe London data: Covid-19 confinement measures reduce London air pollution

New Breathe London data: Covid-19 confinement measures reduce London air pollution)

Breathe London preliminary analysis results reveal substantial NO2 pollution reductions after the UK government implemented restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19, particularly after social distancing was strongly encouraged on 16 March.

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AQMesh keeps essential air quality data accessible during lockdown

AQMesh keeps essential air quality data accessible during lockdown)

Technology is critical to so many essential services during the current global COVID-19 crisis, but it is also allowing local air quality to continue to be monitored, in real-time, across the world. Small sensor air quality monitors such as AQMesh pods can use cloud data storage to ensure that air quality information is stored and accessible even when staff are not able to visit equipment.

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The challenges and benefits of using small sensor technology for local air quality monitoring

The challenges and benefits of using small sensor technology for local air quality monitoring)

The small sensor air quality monitoring world has moved on during the last three years and we have identified several new challenges and benefits relating to the continual development of air quality monitoring technology.

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AQMesh is recognised as the most accurate multi-parameter small sensor system for outdoor air quality monitoring in AIRLAB International Microsensors Challenge

AQMesh is recognised as the most accurate multi-parameter small sensor system for outdoor air quality monitoring in AIRLAB International Microsensors Challenge)

The results of the 2019 AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge* were revealed in Paris on 21st January and AQMesh was awarded the highest score for accuracy of all products presented for monitoring of outdoor air quality.

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Technology underpins Breathe London SMART 50 award

Technology underpins Breathe London SMART 50 award)

The Breathe London project has been announced as the winner of a SMART 50 Award by Smart Cities Connect, within the Digital Transformation category.

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Air pollution set to exceed limits at four out of five Breathe London sites

Air pollution set to exceed limits at four out of five Breathe London sites)

Last month Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDFE) together with Mayor Sadiq Khan are releasing the second wave of data from Breathe London, an ambitious collaborative project to measure and map air pollution across the capital.

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Two AQMesh pods operating across Spain for over 6 years

Two AQMesh pods operating across Spain for over 6 years)

Whilst not the only AQMesh pods still in regular use since the product was commercially launched in 2013, two AQMesh pods are still in use in Spain and demonstrate the long life of this small sensor air quality monitoring system.

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MPCA publishes local air quality data from AQMesh

MPCA publishes local air quality data from AQMesh)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has been monitoring Minnesota’s air quality for a number of years, and it is generally considered to be good. However, MPCA wanted to understand how air pollution varies across small distances in order to minimise vulnerable communities’ exposure to harmful pollutants.

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London’s air quality goes online with AQMesh

London’s air quality goes online with AQMesh)

Detailed information on London’s (UK) air pollution is now being published on breathelondon.org, the website for a new collaborative project to paint a clearer picture of the city’s air quality.

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Urban Observatory monitors Newcastle with new generation of environmental sensors

Urban Observatory monitors Newcastle with new generation of environmental sensors)

The UK’s first Urban Observatory, led by Newcastle University, has been designed to provide a digital view of how cities work. AQMesh air quality monitoring equipment is being deployed across Newcastle and Gateshead.

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Car-free Cardiff achieves 69% air quality improvement

Car-free Cardiff achieves 69% air quality improvement)

On Sunday 13th May 2018, Cardiff Council organised a car-free day in the city’s central area. As a result of this event air quality monitoring data showed an average 69% drop in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – one of the pollutants of greatest public health concern.

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AQMesh used to measure local air quality at Surrey school

AQMesh used to measure local air quality at Surrey school)

Cleves School in Weybridge, Surrey (UK) has used AQMesh to measure pollution at the primary school’s entrance.

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Easy integration of air quality data for smart cities with AQMesh

Easy integration of air quality data for smart cities with AQMesh)

IT teams are attracted by how readily data can be integrated and communicated whilst air quality professionals focus on how meaningful the air quality readings are.

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Value for money air quality sensors for smart cities

Value for money air quality sensors for smart cities)

Smart city projects increasingly seek to include air quality measurements. If city authorities and the public are being asked to act based on air quality readings they must be credible.

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The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring)

A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised.

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AQMesh tracks pollution hot-spots

AQMesh tracks pollution hot-spots)

Situated in the south west of Wales (UK), in a largely rural area bordering the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire’s air quality is predominantly good.

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