Air Quality

 

 

Our Approach

Addressing the issue of air pollution on a global scale requires identifying solutions and taking action at a local level. The development of tools such as low-cost air quality sensors allows us to monitor our environment at local scales in an affordable and accessible way. Earthwatch has developed programs with students, teachers, and other community members to monitor air quality in cities around the world, including Boston, Southern California, and New Delhi, India, and identify solutions to reduce exposure to unhealthy air for vulnerable populations.

 

 

Our Programs

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Air Pollution 

Earthwatch is working across multiple cities and countries with schools and community groups to monitor air pollution with low-cost sensors and develop action plans to mitigate the impact of poor air quality on the surrounding area.

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Ozone and Air Temperature
Ozone and Air Temperature

With funding from NASA, Earthwatch has worked alongside community members, scientists, and local organizations to assess how local air temperature and ozone changes at the neighborhood and household level in Southern California to help inform how best to adapt to dangerous levels of pollution and severe heat.

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 Earthwatch provides access to data collected on open-source platforms and proactively shares these data with partners and program participants alongside analyses to help make sense of it.
Earthwatch provides access to data collected on open-source platforms and proactively shares these data with partners and program participants alongside analyses to help make sense of it.
Accessible 

Earthwatch provides access to data collected on open-source platforms and proactively shares these data with partners and program participants alongside analyses to help make sense of it.

Our programs encourage the development of specific action plans to support partners and participants in their efforts to improve air quality and reduce exposure to air pollution.
Action-oriented 

Our programs encourage the development of specific action plans to support partners and participants in their efforts to improve air quality and reduce exposure to air pollution.

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By working with historically underserved communities and underrepresented groups in STEM, we strive to ensure our programs are inclusive and address where air quality is most problematic.
Inclusive 

By working with historically underserved communities and underrepresented groups in STEM, we strive to ensure our programs are inclusive and address where air quality is most problematic. 

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