An innovative tool to monitor air quality in Balkan-Mediterranean region

Jun 01, 2020

An innovative mobile application has been released within the Project AIRTHINGS-Interreg offering live air quality measurements from five Balkan cities, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Nicosia, Tirana and Ohrid.

CARDET officially announces the launch of the Balkan-Med Air application aiming at informing general public and raising awareness regarding air pollution. The application is connected to an Open data Platform that collects real-time data from the IoT sensors network already installed in each city. The application is an additional tool in the existing air quality monitoring system, aiming at approaching the issue collectively providing national and regional authorities the resources to reduce air pollutant concentrations.

More specifically, the application offers a wide range of information on air quality, pollutants, health effects and mitigation measures. The innovative key feature rests in the real-time data recorded daily which reflect the levels of Particulate Matters (PM2.5 and PM10), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ozon (O3), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), temperature, atmospheric pressure and humidity. At the same time, push notifications along with smart tips enable active public involvement and raise awareness towards the mitigation of air pollution and the adoption of a sustainable way of living.

The App is available on Google Play, App Store and online while additional information about the Project can be found on its website.