ON THE ORGANIZATION AND VALIDATION OF A PILOT TEST OF A MOBILE CROWDSOURCED AIR QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM
Keywords: Urban modelling, crowdsourcing, air quality maps, smart cities
Abstract. The development of new tools that allow continuous monitoring of air quality is essential for the study of actions, in order to improve the levels of pollutants in the air that are harmful to the health of citizens. Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases have been identified as risk factors for death in patients with COVID-19; at the same time, exposure to air pollution is associated with these diseases. In this article, we present the pilot tests of the Crowdsourced Air Quality Monitoring (C-AQM) system, which allows the generation of reliable air pollution maps, using data provided by low-cost sensor nodes. The results verify that the system is correct after performing a data calibration; an improvement in NO2 pollution has been observed on weekends, as well as a situation of less air pollution by NO2 between the first and second pandemic waves in Spain.