Dec 12, 2022

GLOBE Ireland Air Quality Campaign

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First NameAileen

Last NameBright

What is the name of your organization?GLOBE Programme, Environmental Education Unit, An Taisce


What best describes the type of organisation that you are representing?Non-Governmental Organisation

Where are you based?5A Swift’s Alley, Dublin, D08TN88, IE

Name of the equipment
Nitrogen Dioxide Diffusion Tube
Gradko Diffusion Tube
The number of these devices used in your initiative (estimation):
  • Commercial product
Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • NO2
NO2 – Unit
microgram per metre cube (ug/m3)
NO2 – Technology
passive sampler
Are there any other technical details you would like to share?
Communication type
  • Not relevant
Energy type
  • Not relevant (passive tubes, for example)
Does your device allow SD cards?
  • No
Temporal resolution
Average over period (usually 4 weeks)
Where are you measuring air quality?
Device’s location
  • Street – public domain
Level of expertise required to operate
Simple if you take the time to read the documentation
Are there any other costs related to this equipment?
5 – 10 Euro per tube – includes accessories and analysis

What is the name of your initiative?GLOBE Ireland Air Quality Campaign

How would you describe the main mission of your initiative?Measure/monitor air quality, Smart/sustainable mobility, Raise awareness/education

Please provide a short description of your initiative (What is being done? Who is participating? What are your main goals?) This text will appear on the main page.The GLOBE Ireland Air Quality Campaign is a school-based citizen-science project to assess traffic-related (nitrogen dioxide) air pollution outdoors at schools in Ireland. This is an educational project designed to raise awareness about air pollution, showcase the potential of citizen science to gather unique datasets and insights into our environment and promote behavior change.

Who is your main audience?Schools

If possible, provide the list of partners involved in the initiative.The campaign is coordinated by GLOBE Ireland, as part of The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce and is sponsored by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GLOBE Ireland is part of The GLOBE Program ( which is an international science and education program, sponsored by NASA.

How is this initiative funded?Other

Context – OtherFunded by the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland

Please provide an estimation of the total budget of the initiative (in €):5 000 – 50 000

What is the duration of the initiative?1 to 6 month

How many participants (citizen scientists, volunteers, etc.) have been involved (approximately)?1000 – 5000

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Are you using a platform for data visualisation?Yes, we connect to an information data viewer provided by a third party (GIS, digital twin, …)

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What type of data visualisation do you provide?Statistics / Indicators / Charts, Maps

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