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High-resolution assessment of air quality in urban areas—a business model perspective

Schäfer, Klaus; Lande, Kristian; Grimm, Hans; Jenniskens, Guido; Gijsbers, Roel; Ziegler, Volker; Hank, Marcus; Budde, Matthias 1
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

The increasing availability of low-cost air quality sensors has led to novel sensing approaches. Distributed networks of low-cost sensors, together with data fusion and analytics, have enabled unprecedented, spatiotemporal resolution when observing the urban atmosphere. Several projects have demonstrated the potential of different approaches for high-resolution measurement networks ranging from static, low-cost sensor networks over vehicular and airborne sensing to crowdsourced measurements as well as ranging from a research-based operation to citizen science. Yet, sustaining the operation of such low-cost air quality sensor networks remains challenging because of the lack of regulatory support and the lack of an organizational framework linking these measurements to the official air quality network. This paper discusses the logical inclusion of lower-cost air quality sensors into the existing air quality network via a dynamic field calibration process, the resulting sustainable business models, and how this expansion can be self-funded.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000133653
Veröffentlicht am 09.06.2021
DOI: 10.3390/atmos12050595
Zitationen: 2
Zitationen: 3
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Telematik (TM)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2073-4433
KITopen-ID: 1000133653
Erschienen in Atmosphere
Verlag MDPI
Band 12
Heft 5
Seiten 595
Schlagwörter low-cost sensor; middle-cost sensor; air pollutant; health protection; citizen science; sustainability
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