"We were delighted to be recognized at the 6th plenary as the winner of the Climate Change Data Challenge as well as the Experimentation Day, which gave us a chance to present Plume Labs and our open data for environmental health application the Plume Air Report at a major COP21 side-event at Grand Palais. We hope RDA 2016 will be another occasion to showcase how useful open data can be to help support innovators and tackle societal challenges."
Plume Labs was one of the winners of the RDA Climate Change Data Challenge at the Plenary 6th.
The company is using open data to raise the awareness about air quality, and predict the air quality conditions. The company’s aim is to develop a dense net of personal air quality sensors, and this way users can get more detailed information about the air quality in the exact spot where the user is. The data collected by these portable sensors is also crowdsourced to create a better coverage of air quality sensors throughout the world even to places where air quality sensors wouldn’t otherwise exist. More about the Climate Change Data ChallengeAuthor: Anni Jakobsson, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd., Finland. Twitter: @annijakobsson