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Knowledge  Research & Development


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

October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2016 

Executive summary 

The aim of CITI-SENSE is to develop, test, demonstrate, and validate a community-based environmental monitoring and information system in nine cities: Barcelona, Belgrade, Edinburgh, Haifa, Ljubljana, Oslo, Ostrava, Vienna, and Victoria. UBIMET is responsible for planning and conducting the Viennese pilot project. In this pilot project, approximately 100 participants are equipped with mobile sensors. The main goal is to measure air quality and meteorological conditions in the participant’s respective environment. 


Project partners 

The consortium comprises 30 partner institutions with partners from Europe, South Korea, and Australia and has a budget of over EUR 12 million. 


Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway

Bureau Medische Milieukunde (BMM), Netherlands

The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF), Norway

Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Israel

Czech Technical University (CVUT), Czech Republic

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

AirBase Systems Ltd., Germany, Israel

Centre de Recerca I Innovacio de Catalunya, Spain

GAC Ltd, Czech Republic
Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), UK

Iritziak Batuz (IBATUZ), Spain

Sensing & Control Systems S.L. (S&C), Spain

Alphasense Limited, UK

U-Hopper, Italy

Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Spain

Institute of Experimental Medicine (IEM), Czech Republic

Institute National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risque (INERIS), France

Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia

Institute for Nature and Forest Research, Belgium

Jozef Stefan Institute (JSI), Slovenia
The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA), Spain
Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT), Korea

Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), Belgium

University of Cambridge, UK
DunavNET, Serbia

Snowflake Software, UK 


Project funding 

This project received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programm for research, technological development, and demonstration under grant agreement no. 308524 (Call ID: FP7-ENV.2012.6.5-1) 


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