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

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.

Coordinator

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Address

Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 882 519,26

Administrative Contact

Alena Bartonova (Dr.)

Participants (30)

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FUNDACIO CENTRE DE RECERCA EN EPIDEMIOLOGIA AMBIENTAL - CREAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 457 560

PETER VAN DEN HAZEL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 110 833

NORGES ASTMA-OG ALLERGIFORBUND ASSOCIATION

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 186 750

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 293 850

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 192 568

QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - QLD QUT

Australia

EU Contribution

€ 79 380

AIRBASE SYSTEMS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 91 376,60

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS CATALONIA, SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 320 796

GAC SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 62 159,39

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 429 842

IRITZIAK BATUZ KOOP ELK TXIKIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 116 646

SENSING & CONTROL SYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 407 200

Alphasense Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 394 362

UBIMET GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 136 800

U-HOPPER SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 256 600

FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA

Spain

USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI MEDICINY AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 314 000

INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNE NAUKE VINCA

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 148 000

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 301 710

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 938 181,75

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 311 260

KOREA INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

South Korea

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 249 300

DRUSTVO ZA KONSALTING, RAZVOJ I IMPLEMENTACIJU INFORMACIONIH I KOMUNIKACIONIH TEHNOLOGIJA DUNAVNET DOO NOVI SAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 175 622

SNOWFLAKE SOFTWARE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 352 320

GEOTECHNICAL INSTRUMENTS UK LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 305 026

OBEO AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 130 384

VLAAMSE GEWEST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 323 236

SALTLUX INCORPORATED

South Korea

ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308524

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 341 563,29

  • EU contribution

    € 8 968 282

Coordinated by:

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway