GSR has partnered with Plume Labs, the creators of the Flow Monitor and the brains behind London’s Air Quality Pigeon Patrol, to provide an opportunity for schools in NW3, London, and students to collaborate and gather air quality data.
The Plume Pilot project in brief:
Each student will use a Plume Monitor to measure the air quality that they experience on their journeys. This will help them identify the healthiest way to travel to school.
Students will be creating a journal about what they notice and will see, in near real time, the quality of the air they are breathing in terms of NO2, Variable Organic Compounds and Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10).
Results from all of the students will be used to generate area air quality heat maps and will be developed into a final report for all of the schools to share.
Participating students will be ambassadors to their schools and will be able to liaise with international students also engaged with Plume Labs.
Participating schools and students will have a tech based introduction to the chemistry and physics of air quality. The joint monitoring will be continuing over a 4-week time period.