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

Project details

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

Status: Concluded

Project period: 2019–2021

Principal: NILU (118108), Research Council of Norway (RCN) (284931)

Coordinating institution: NILU

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.

Updated: 04.10.2021

Innovativ administration of air and environment in Norwegian municipalities has 12 publications at NILU:

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

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; 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

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

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

2019

Citizens and sensors for air quality. NILU’s activities 2012-2019.

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

2019

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

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

2019

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

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

Using low-cost air quality sensors for personal exposure assessment

Schneider, Philipp; Castell, Nuria; Bartonova, Alena

2018

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

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

2018