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PILSEN CITIZEN SCIENCE LAB

Fast-Tracking Pilsen To Climate-Neutrality

COMPAIR is an EU project that empowers cities and regions to more rapidly achieve net zero by leveraging citizen science, low-cost sensors, and new digital tools. Our citizen science lab is measuring air quality and traffic in various locations across Pilsen to provide data-driven insights for collaborative policy making and sustainable lifestyles. In Pilsen, we support the implementation of the Climate Resilience Strategy 2030 by mobilising communities to act on air pollution and climate change, two related environmental issues that residents want to see solved as soon as possible. Are you ready to join the action?

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OBJECTIVES

Supporting local implementation of the EU Green Deal in three key areas

EDUCATION

01

Creating safe environments around schools

POLLUTION

02

Improving air quality in the city centre

SOCIETY

03

Empowering deprived communities

RESULTS

Our journey so far

All set for the initial testing round: target locations identified, initial stakeholders engaged

Groundwork completed

November 2022

Initial results

evaluated

July 2023

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Final testing scheduled

January 2024

Pilsen citizen science lab in numbers

55

Active volunteers and counting

107

Sensors deployed in the field

MBs of data collected

760

CASE STUDIES

Policy-relevant and inclusive citizen science

School Street

01

Our city understands the importance of clean air and healthy environments for students. School streets are a great way to reduce traffic and air pollution, making school environments safer and healthier. As a project dedicated to promoting clean air, we fully support local school streets initiatives that contribute to a healthier and safer environment for children.

School Kids
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02

ULEZ

The ultra low emission zone is vital to reducing air pollution and improving air quality in our city. By limiting the number of high-emission vehicles on the road, we can minimize the negative impacts on the environment and promote cleaner air for everyone to breathe. We are supporting cities in measuring ULEZ impacts.

Roma

03

The Roma community is often disproportionately affected by poor air quality, making it critical to engage with them and provide tailored solutions. At COMPAIR, we are committed to partnering with the Roma community to address their specific air quality concerns and provide long-term support. By working together, we can improve the air quality and overall health and wellbeing of everyone in our communities.

Poor Kids Laughing
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Petra Boiko, COMPAIR volunteer

Participating in citizen science has helped me to improve my knowledge and skills in air quality monitoring. Clean air can provide many benefits, including improved cognitive function, better sleep, and even increased productivity. By working together, we can create a healthier and more sustainable environment for everyone.

BENEFITS

What you will gain from volunteering with us

Understand air pollution and how it affects you

Work with peers to solve local issues

Learn how to assemble and operate sensors

Get access to state of the art digital tools and training 

Collect and anlayse data on urban dynamics 

Influence policies to drive better outcomes for cities  

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FAQ

Do I need to sign any papers to volunteer?

I'm not good at using new tech, can I still join?