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Oslo Citizens’ Observatory. Results from the Oslo Empowerment Initiative as part of the CITI-SENSE project.

Castell, N.; Grossberndt, S.

Publication details

Series: NILU report 26/2017

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2017

File: NILU NR 26/2017 (pdf)

Summary: The CITI-SENSE project has been created to develop Citizens' Observatories in different cities in Europe. By using a variety of low-cost sensors, citizens should be empowered to influence community policy and decision making in the area of air quality. In the framework of this project, we carried out different case studies (Empowerment Initiatives - EIs) in the fields of Urban Air Quality, Public Spaces and School Indoor Air Quality in the following nine cities: Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Edinburgh (UK), Haifa (Israel), Oslo (Norway), Ostrava (Czech Republic), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Vienna (Austria) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). This document reports the results from the activities within the Oslo Citizens' Observatory, carried out between December 2015 and September 2016. In this report, we present tools that have been used, results from collected data and measurements and the users¿ evaluation of the tools and the project activities in Oslo. We wrap up with some concluding remarks and the lessons learned for engaging the public in environmental monitoring.