Hello you, would you be interested in taking part in a trial on crowdsourcing environmental data gathering! The trial is now moving forward, and we are looking for volunteers.
The trial will start with a workshop session, where the participants will build their own air quality measurement box, and install a companion application on their phones for reading, saving, and uploading the data collected by the box (NB. at the moment, the application is only available for Android phones). Components for the box, tools, and guidance will be provided by us. After making sure the box and application work as intended, we will take a walk through a predetermined route (about 30 minutes) to collect some calibration data.
Following the initial workshop and walk, the participants can take their measurement box home and are encouraged carry it around the city in the course of 2 weeks, collecting data about air quality, and uploading it to be shown in a public visualization web app. After the 2-week period, there will be another walking session in Jätkäsaari, after which the boxes will be returned.