Project APNEE contributes to the European research on systems and services for the citizens by enabling citizens to access and exchange information on air pollution in urban regions via different information channels. This proposal describes the planned APNEE project take-up trial, called APNEE-TU, which is intended to adapt and test the APNEE systems to and at additional user sites in Europe, the adaptation and trial of new technologies (like handheld, PDAs as well as new mobile protocols like GPRS and UMTS) for the dissemination of air pollution information, thus innovating APNEE with novel technologies and novel applications of technology. In addition, the results of this proposed project will lead to a valuable extension of the overall business model and exploitation plan of the APNEE services in collecting and evaluating experiences and results of the trial.
The overall objectives of the hereby proposed trial project APNEE-TU are the adaptation of the APNEE Web GIS and regional servers to new user sites, web integration with user site specific systems, installation of mobile service in user countries, adaptation to / improvement by new mobile technologies and interfaces, improvement by new content through new air quality indexes and modelling & integration with weather information, UV-index, customisation by integrating APNEE-solutions in national information, dissemination strategies for national authorities, improvement of technological platform and state of the art solutions by adapting to GPRS/UMTS and mobile positioning systems, extension and optimisation of the APNEE business model and exploitation by the results of the trial.
The overall work in APNEE-TU will comprise: WP 1 will analyse the new and modified user requirements at the new application sites. A checklist will be elaborated based on the UR to be used for the trials at validation stage. Afterwards in WP 2 "Adaptation of APNEE", the components and services of APNEE will be adapted. This includes the adaptation of technology, functions and user interfaces. Furthermore, new types of content will be integrated. There will be an installation phase (WP3) before each of the trials. It comprises the installation of the software, the population of the database and - if applicable - the integration with weather forecast. There will be two field trials involving citizens (WP4) at each participating user site and other organisations with interest in APNEE during high season of air quality problems. In WP5 "Measurement and evaluation of results" each application site and commercial partner will compile measurement criteria. For the field trials, a policy and a protocol will be prepared and established. Commercial partners and national authorities will define the criteria of success. Overall goal of this work package is the evaluation of the trial. The exploitation of the project results (WP6) includes efforts to integrate APNEE solutions in national information dissemination strategies while the research partners will exploit the results in other projects. In addition, the commercial partners will develop business models and estimate the market impact and legal implications to initiate the commercialisation of APNEE. Many activities contribute to the dissemination of the results of APNEE-TU (WP7), such as publishing, marketing, conferences and the like. This strategy will be co-ordinated with the dissemination plan that will be created early in the project and documented in the dissemination results deliverable.
M0 Successful and quality assured project management;
M1 User requirements specification;
M2.1 & 2.2. Prototypes available for field trials;
M3 Installed and operational final APNEE-TU service;
M4.1 & 4.2 Field trials results;
M5.1 & 5.2 & 5.3 Measurement and evaluation of results;
M6 APNEE-TU exploitation activities and plan;
M7 APNEE-TU dissemination activities.
Funding SchemeACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures
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