NordicPATH takes part in the Citizen Science SDG conference

We are happy to announce our presence at the Citizen Science SDG Conference!

Next 14th – 15th October 2020, our project will be presented at the Knowledge for Change: A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs.

In a hybrid format in Berlin and online, the conference will present, evaluate and discuss the exciting contributions that citizen science makes in framing and achieving sustainable development, with a specific focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Policy makers, institutional and citizen scientists, economists, NGOs and civil society will bring and share their expertise to implement mechanisms and processes for the transition towards a more sustainable future, addressing topics around citizen science such as:

  • Citizen science for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, e.g. good health and well-being, quality education, life on land and below water
  • Policy and scientific methodology of citizen science to implement the SDGs
  • Scientific benefit of citizen science networks and platforms and their impact on society

Due to the evident common ground existing between the conference frame and our project’s goals and approach, we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge, learn and get inspired by the participants at the conference

You can read more about the program here:

Press: the co-relation between low-cost air quality sensors and citizen empowerment in pollution fight

Some weeks ago, the multimedia information platform Vox Media’s The Verge contacted our project leader and senior researcher Nuria Castell for a science article on the role cheap air-quality sensors are transforming the pollution-fight scenario. Together with other experts in the field, she highlights the potential of a crowd of individuals monitoring air data particles that can cover a considerable extension of land, opposite to the high-accuracy sensors, which are more expensive and difficult to access.

As explained in the article, the combination and contrast of information between the two sources are not only enriching the amount of information that is available for scientists to study air pollution, but also providing citizens with tools to face regulatory bodies and decision-makers when it comes to urban planning that affects their health and well-being.  

This reasoning positively aligns with our project goals and vision. In NordicPATH, we aim to create a strong network of fixed high-quality sensors and low-cost sensors that provide us with substantial Air Quality data to inspire and ground the actions of our participatory urban planning labs to create healthier, smart, and sustainable cities.

You can read the article here.

NordicPATH kick-off

The official NordicPATH kick-off event took place on 20./21. April 2020. Due to travel restcrictions and home office for most participants, due to covid-19, the meeting has been held electronically. Finally, the team met altogether and the work can start!

NordForsk kick-off

On 4./5. March 2020, NordForsk arranged a kick-off event for all projects that were granted under the call on Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities. The event has been held in Lund, Sweden.