Pilot implementations for testing and demonstrating services
We will test and demonstrate service tools for advanced air quality monitoring systems and carry out an evaluation of exposures in representative areas and hot spots in Europe to provide the basis for the roadmap for upscaling these in SP3. A pilot implementation will demonstrate on a real scale the ability to integrate complementary measurement systems and methods, and also the effectiveness of operating different pieces of an urban observing system for air quality studies in a synergistic way.
The pilots address modalities where the research infrastructures are engaged with the national/local authorities, propose innovative solutions such as mobile instrumentation, build on citizens’ observatories initiatives, apply the developed tools, and improve the operational integration in air quality monitoring networks.
Overall, 5 pilots demonstrating one or several service tools are organised in 9 urban areas, representing a variety of conditions (climate zone, size of the urban area, presence of hot spots such as industrial areas, harbours, airports, roadsides).