The amount of measurement points almost tripled in the Helsinki region as a new supplementary air quality network of Vaisala and Pegasor sensors was installed. The new system will enable agile and economical way to gather new information about the air quality of the Finnish capital city region.
The air quality data and predictive model enable air quality improving measures. For example, the need to water or clean the streets to avoid harmful dust can be predicted better than before.
A new cooperation model of businesses and public bodies in the Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean project creates the foundation to export the solutions developed in the region to cities, where air quality is a significant problem.
Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation gathered all the partners together and has facilitated the birth of the project. The foundation has also organised workshops for service providers and other actors, who are interested to build new services and applications using open and more precise air quality data.
The Helsinki Air Quality Test Bed project receives funding from Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council’s AIKO funding instrument.
A new sensor network was built during 2017: now air quality is being measured in 27 measurement stations. During fall 2017 Smart & Clean foundation organized a set of stakeholder activities with Demos Helsinki and the core actors of the HAQT-project. Through these stakeholder activities the challenges and opportunities for new air quality related solutions and services were identified.
In February-March 2018 a couple of months-long Demola-process was started. In Demola four teams, comprising of students of different fields, are ideating and developing concrete solutions for the utilization of the more precise air-quality data in four different themes. The air quality data produced by the new sensor network will be available for anyone to use.