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 project, we have set up a number of Citizen Science workshops in each of our iSCAPE Living Lab Cities, to engage citizens in collecting air quality data through the iSCAPE Citizen Kit 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). More information on the Living Labs can be found here.

The Citizen Science activities will be undertaken within a 3-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.

Start dates and How to register

Start dates and Registrations for the Citizen Science activities vary for each Living Lab (some are open to all and some are currently by invite only) but all registrations will undertaken through Eventbrite. Links to the registration pages can be found below:

  • Bologna: (Registrations now closed)
  • Bottrop: (Registrations now closed)
  • Dublin: DATES AND TIMES TBD (registrations currently by invite only)
  • Guildford: (Registrations now closed)
  • Hasselt: (Registrations now closed)
  • Vantaa: (Registrations now closed)

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, the iSCAPE Citizen Science activities 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.

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.