The AirProbe International Challenge (APIC) is an international competition between citizens of four European cities: LONDON, ANTWERP, KASSEL and TURIN, who will compete to build the most complete map of air pollution for their city. People from each city can become Air Ambassadors, to measure the levels of air pollution with a custom built sensor box, or Air Guardians, to provide air pollution level estimations in various locations in the city.
The competition starts TODAY! Help London win the challenge by playing the online game http://www.everyaware.eu/APIC/
APIC forms part of EveryAware, a three year European research programme. The project aims to explore the use of low-cost sensing technologies to allow the citizens to directly assess the state of the environment; social networking tools to allow effective data and opinion collection and real-time information spreading processes. The project intends to integrate all crucial phases (environmental monitoring, awareness enhancement, behavioural change) in the management of the environment in a unified framework, by creating a new technological platform combining sensing technologies, networking applications and data-processing tools.