Community Observation Measurement & Participation in AIR Science

Duration: November 2021 – October 2024

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036563.

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Challenges and objectives

The human toll for poor air quality is worse than for road traffic accidents, making it the number one environmental cause of premature death in the EU. It (also) damages ecosystems through excess nitrogen pollution and acid rain.

- European Commission on Air Quality 

COMPAIR is an EU funded citizen science initiative designed to help anyone, including those with no science background or technical skills, to use new technologies to collect data that measures local air quality, understand what it means for their community, and work with others to make local policy and social changes that will improve the quality of the air for all.

Active in Athens, Berlin, Flanders and Sofia & Plovdiv, the COMPAIR community will share its results, data and methodologies so other groups from across the world can learn from our work and develop their own local air quality experiments.

Contribution by Fraunhofer HHI

Fraunhofer HHI is responsible for the development of the Augmented Reality front end. This AR application will allow the user to inspect the local air conditions and possibly change its behavior. Furthermore, Fraunhofer HHI is supporting with framework architecture desgn and integration.

Project consortium

  • Informatie Vlaanderen (Coordinator)
  • IS-Practice
  • Athens Technology Centre
  • inter 3 - Institute for Resource Management
  • 21c Consultancy
  • Dimos Athinaion Epicheirisi Michanografisis
  • Energy Agency of Plovdiv
  • European Citizen Science Association 
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft für Angewandte Forschung e.V. - Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI)
  • Stichting IMEC Nederland
  • Sofia Development Association
  • SODAQ Holding B.V.
  • Telraam
  • University of the Aegean - Information Systems Laboratory
  • Vlaamse Milieu Maatschappij