Hi there! Welcome to the Oslo Citizens' Observatory.
With the appearance of new low-cost sensor technologies, monitoring air pollution is in the hands of everyone. These novel sensor technologies open the opportunity to monitor air quality at spatial resolutions not possible to reach with traditional monitoring systems. Low-cost sensors are small, portable and easy to use. Citizens like you can now contribute to monitor the environment. In the next years, low-cost sensors will transform the way we describe and understand air pollution.
Oslo Citizens’ Observatory is part of the European research projects CITI-SENSE and Citi-Sense-MOB. Our goal is to raise awareness and increase public participation on air pollution issues in Oslo. To do that we will combine new sensor technology, information and communication technologies platforms and participatory methods.
The technology is very novel, and there are still challenges in the use of the sensor data. However, sensors will be part of our future. Studying how sensor technologies for air quality monitoring can be part of our life and anticipating their use is our goal.
We are looking for volunteers to participate in the Oslo Citizens’ Observatory.