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Development of sensor-based Citizens' Observatory Community for improving quality of life in cities

Objective

CITI-SENSE will develop “citizens’ observatories” to empower citizens to contribute to and participate in environmental governance, to enable them to support and influence community and societal priorities and associated decision making. CITI-SENSE will develop, test, demonstrate and validate a community-based environmental monitoring and information system using innovative and novel Earth Observation applications.
To achieve this, the project will: (i) raise environmental awareness in citizens, (ii) raise user participation in societal environmental decisions and (iii) provide feedback on the impact that citizens had in decisions. It will address the call’s request for effective participation by citizens in environmental stewardship, based on broad stakeholder and user involvement in support of both community and policy priorities. The project aims to learn from citizen experience and perception and enable citizenship co-participation in community decision making and co-operative planning.
The concept of CITI-SENSE rests on three pillars: technological platforms for distributed monitoring; information and communication technologies; and societal involvement. Three pilot case studies will focus on a range of services related to environmental issues of societal concern: combined environmental exposure and health associated with air quality; noise and development of public spaces, and indoor air at schools. Attention will be given to representativeness of citizen participation. The case studies will be designed in collaboration with citizens’ groups and decision makers. They will be based on distributed data collection using innovative static, portable and personal devices (low-cost reliable microsensor packs) that communicate with a data repositories through mobile phones or other devices. Development of participatory methods, data management strategies, and applications to facilitate exploitation of the data and information for policy, and society, will be done.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
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Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Norway
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 882 519,26
Administrative Contact
Alena Bartonova (Dr.)

Participants (30)

FUNDACIO CENTRE DE RECERCA EN EPIDEMIOLOGIA AMBIENTAL - CREAL

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 457 560
Address
Calle Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Sillero (Ms.)
PETER VAN DEN HAZEL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 110 833
Address
Kastanjelaan 5
6955 AM Ellecom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Van Den Hazel (Dr.)
NORGES ASTMA-OG ALLERGIFORBUND ASSOCIATION
Norway
EU contribution
€ 186 750
Address
St. Olavs Gate 25
0166 Oslo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Britt Ann Kåstad Høiskar (Dr.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 293 850
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lavan Jack (Mr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 192 568
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vaclav Jirovsky (Dr.)
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - QLD QUT
Australia
EU contribution
€ 79 380
Address
George Street 2
4001 Brisbane
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zoran Ristovski (Dr.)
AIRBASE SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 91 376,60
Address
Granot Factories
38100 Emeg Hefer
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Liad Ortar (Mr.)
NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 320 796
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alicja Grzegorzek (Ms.)
GAC SPOL SRO

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Czechia
EU contribution
€ 62 159,39
Address
Na Baste Sv Jiri 259 / 9
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivan Gabal (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 429 842
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Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Makari (Ms.)
IRITZIAK BATUZ KOOP ELK TXIKIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 116 646
Address
Calle Ibaigane 8 1 Izq Areeta
48930 Getxo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Jonatan Moreno (Mr.)
SENSING & CONTROL SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 407 200
Address
Avda Barcelona 105 Edificio Ig-nova Despacho 8
08700 Igualada
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Narcis Avellana (Dr.)
Alphasense Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 394 362
Address
300 Avenue West Skyline 120
CM77 7AA Great Notley
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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John Saffell (Dr.)
UBIMET GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 136 800
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Donau City Strasse 11
1220 Wien
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pielorz Jasmin (Dr.)
U-HOPPER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 256 600
Address
Via Merano 10
38027 Male
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iacopo Carreras (Dr.)
FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA
Spain
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C Rossello 132 Planta 05
08036 Barcelona
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Sillero (Ms.)
USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI MEDICINY AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 314 000
Address
Videnska 1083
14220 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Radim Sram (Dr.)
INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNE NAUKE VINCA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 148 000
Address
Mihajla Petrovica Alasa 12
11307 Vinca Beograd
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Milena Jovasevic-Stojanovic (Dr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 301 710
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Regina Gruden (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 938 181,75
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne-Jørgen Berre (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 311 260
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Itziar Aspuru (Ms.)
KOREA INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
South Korea
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Goyang Daero 283 Ilsaneo Gu Gyeongg
Goyang
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sanghoon Lee (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 300
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
DRUSTVO ZA KONSALTING, RAZVOJ I IMPLEMENTACIJU INFORMACIONIH I KOMUNIKACIONIH TEHNOLOGIJA DUNAVNET DOO NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 175 622
Address
Antona Cehova 1/2
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Boris Pokric (Dr.)
SNOWFLAKE SOFTWARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 352 320
Address
Alleyn House 23 27 Certon
SO152EU Southampton
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Ian Painter (Mr.)
GEOTECHNICAL INSTRUMENTS UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 026
Address
Queensway Sovereign House
CV31 3JR Leamington Spa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Roger Riley (Dr.)
OBEO AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 130 384
Address
Cort Adelers Gate 16
0254 Oslo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Bent Dale (Mr.)
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
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€ 323 236
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Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Christel Fostier
SALTLUX INCORPORATED
South Korea
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6F Deok-il Building, 967 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu
135-848 Seoul
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Seonho Kim
ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Unit 5, The Mansley Centre, Timothy's Bridge Road
CV37 9NQ Stratford-upon-avon
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Amanda Randle