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Innovativ administration of air and environment in Norwegian municipalities (iFLINK)

Project details

Website: https://iflink.nilu.no/

Status: Ongoing

Project period: 2019–2021

Principal: Norwegian Institute for Air Research (118108), Research Council of Norway (RCN) (284931)

Coordinating institution: NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research

The iFLINK project shall facilitate for monitoring AQ at many different places at low costs. Scientists working in the project will develop and use new calibration and visualization methods based on machine learning and data fusion techniques to correct and improve data quality from the cheaper sensors. They shall also develop an open technology solution to obtain and quality secure data from different AQ sensors, so that municipalities and other users can obtain AQ data in satisfying quality.

Many municipalities in Norway would like to measure air quality (AQ) in their local environment and share this information with their citizens.

However, official monitoring stations are quite expensive in acquisition and maintenance, therefore only a limited number of these stations are set up in Norwegian municipalities.

As alternative, more simple and cheap air quality sensors could be used that are easier to buy from a range of manufacturers. The challenge for these kind of sensors is the relative high uncertainty around the quality of their data. In addition, they require good solutions for data communication and storage to be able to set together AQ information from a range of different sensors and thus get a good overview of the AQ situation in real time.

The iFLINK project shall facilitate for monitoring AQ at many different places at low costs. Scientists working in the project will develop and use new calibration and visualization methods based on machine learning and data fusion techniques to correct and improve data quality from the cheaper sensors. They shall also develop an open technology solution to obtain and quality secure data from different AQ sensors, so that municipalities and other users can obtain AQ data in satisfying quality.

The project idea is that anyone can use iFLINK results and technology to develop real time services connected to AQ, climate change and noise pollution. Municipalities are most important supporters and partners in the project, first pilots will be carried out in the participating municipalities Oslo (project lead), Bergen, Bærum, Drammen and Kristiansand.

iFLINK has 15 publications at NILU (2018–)

Journal publication

Assessment of Low-Cost Particulate Matter Sensor Systems against Optical and Gravimetric Methods in a Field Co-Location in Norway (1924728)

Vogt, Matthias; Schneider, Philipp; Castell, Nuria; Hamer, Paul David
2021

Report/thesis

An update on low-cost sensors for the measurement of atmospheric composition (1914152)

Peltier, Richard E.; Castell, Nuria; Clements, Andrea L.; Dye, Tim; Hüglin, Christoph; Kroll, Jesse H.; Lung, Shih-Chun Candice; Ning, Zhi; Parsons, Matthew; Penza, Michèle; Reisen, Fabienne; Scheidemesser, Erika von; Arfire, Adrian; Boso, Àlex; Fu, Qingyan; Hagan, David; Henshaw, Geoff; Jayaratne, Rohan; Jones, Roderic L.; Kelly, Kerry; Kilaru, Vasu; Mead, Iq; Morawska, Lidia; Papale, Dario; Polidori, Andrea; Querol, Xavier; Seddon, Jessica; Schneider, Philipp; Tarasova, Oksana; Yu, Alfred LC; Zellweger, Christoph
2021

Conference lecture and academic presentation

iFLINK, an example of public innovation project with focus on air quality sensor networks (1846287)

Castell, Nuria; Lützenkirchen, Susanne
2020

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Opportunities and challenges of air quality sensor networks. Experience in Norway. (1846261)

Castell, Nuria
2020

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Citizen involvement in air quality monitoring: from raising awareness to science and policy contribution (1846257)

Castell, Nuria
2020

Part of a book/report

Toward a unified terminology of processing levels for low-cost air-quality sensors (1815793)

Schneider, Philipp; Bartonova, Alena; Castell, Nuria; Dauge, Franck Rene; Gerboles, Michel; Hagler, Gayle S. W.; Huglin, C.; Jones, R.L.; Khan, Sean; Lewis, Alastair C.; Mijling, Bas; Müller, Michael; Penza, M.; Spinelle, Laurent; Stacey, Brian; Vogt, Matthias; Wesseling, J.; Williams, Ronald W.
2020

Part of a book/report

Mapping urban air quality using low-cost sensor networks (1815753)

Schneider, Philipp; Castell, Nuria; Bartonova, Alena
2020

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Opportunities and barriers for microsensor systems for air quality: practical experiences from Oslo (1771050)

Bartonova, Alena; Castell, Nuria; Schneider, Philipp; Dauge, Franck Rene; Grossberndt, Sonja; Lepioufle, Jean-Marie; Liu, Hai-Ying; Fredriksen, Mirjam; Høiskar, Britt Ann Kåstad
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Citizens and sensors for air quality. NILU's activities 2012-2019. (1771027)

Bartonova, Alena; Castell, Nuria; Dauge, Franck Rene; Fredriksen, Mirjam; Grossberndt, Sonja; Liu, Hai-Ying; Schneider, Philipp
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Innovative environmental monitoring for Norwegian municipalities using low-cost sensor networks. The iFLINK project. (1770245)

Castell, Nuria; Dauge, Franck Rene; Grossberndt, Sonja; Høiskar, Britt Ann Kåstad; Lahoz, William A.; Lepioufle, Jean-Marie; Logna, Robert; Longva, R.; Schneider, Philipp; Vallejo, Islen; Vogt, Matthias; Bartonova, Alena
2019

Journal publication

Toward a Unified Terminology of Processing Levels for Low-Cost Air-Quality Sensors (1716446)

Schneider, Philipp; Bartonova, Alena; Castell, Nuria; Dauge, Franck Rene; Gerboles, Michel; Hagler, Gayle S. W.; Huglin, C.; Jones, Roderic L.; Khan, Sean; Lewis, Alastair C.; Mijling, Bas; Müller, Michael; Penza, Michèle; Spinelle, Laurent; Stacey, Brian; Vogt, Matthias; Wesseling, Joost; Williams, Ronald W.
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Using low-cost air quality sensors for personal exposure assessment (1662167)

Schneider, Philipp; Castell, Nuria; Bartonova, Alena
2018

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Mapping urban air quality using a network of low-cost sensors: A data assimilation approach (1662165)

Schneider, Philipp; Castell, Nuria; Bartonova, Alena; Lahoz, William A.
2018

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Integrating air quality information from multiple sources (1662081)

Wesseling, J.; Schneider, Philipp
2018

Report/thesis

Spesifikasjoner for sensorsystemer til måling av luftkvalitet. Anbefalinger ved anskaffelse. (1641641)

Dauge, Franck Rene; Marsteen, Leif; Schneider, Philipp
2018