Measurement brings knowledge

Clean air

Futuristic birdhouses accurately measure the air quality at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

Clean air

Futuristic birdhouses accurately measure the air quality at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

  • Short

    The measurement points, disguised as birdhouses, change colour to reflect changes in the quality of the air. The devices then send this data to a public website. Collecting data, making it publicly accessible, and providing information about potential hazards is helping to create a healthier future with clean air.

     

  • Facts

    What: The birdhouses accurately measure nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations, humidity levels, and air temperature.

    Why: NO2 concentrations are a reliable indicator of the amount of soot particles present in the air we breathe. It’s important to monitor soot particles instead of other fine particulate matter such as sand or salt, as these are harmless.

    Platform: The information is collected, interpreted, and then published on a website that includes all available measurement points and data. This allows the data to be accurately compared and interpreted. The website also explains air pollution in more detail.

    Results: There are three measurement points at Marineterrein Amsterdam. They measure noise and soot particles over a period of three months (until September 2017). We will publish the results and its interpretation on this website.

    See measurements in real time here.

     

    Founder of Treewifi, Joris Lam, is a member of Makerversity at the Marineterrein Amsterdam.

    For more information, visit http://treewifi.org

     

  • Info

    By: TreeWifi