London has launched the world’s most advanced and comprehensive air monitoring network
The project involves a network of more than 100 advanced sensors deployed across the city
- January 24, 2019 14:30
- Olya Georgieva
The new air pollution mapping project Breathe London was launched by the London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The City hall has collaborated with the Environmental Defence Fund Europe and Google Earth Outreach, which has equipped two of their Street View cars with air quality sensors. Breathe London brings together some of the UK’s top health and scientific experts with leading technology companies.
Breathe London has installed a network of 100 fixed and mobile advanced sensors, mounted on lampposts and buildings, continuously transmitting data from the worst affected areas and sensitive locations throughout the city. The state-of-the-art technology combied with new data analytics will provide unprecedented level of detail about London’s air quality crisis and deliver new insight into the sources of pollution.
The data generated by this new network will be available for the public to view on an interactive online map on the Breathe London website. Once this approach and technology has been proven in London, the goal is to see it introduced in cities around the world.