London’s new hyper-local air quality network

From in-depth information to collective action

The revolutionary air quality network transforming how we live, work and travel in urban spaces

Imagine if you could see the quality of the air that you are breathing right now: in the building where you work, in the park where you exercise, or where your child goes to school.

Just think how this information would change the decisions you make every day.

You’d know the best time to go for a run, whether to cycle or get the bus to the shops, and which days are the healthiest to work from home—or go into the office.

AirScape™️ , connecting air quality information to collective action

AirScape provides visibility of urban air pollution like you have never seen before; street by street, minute by minute. Traditional systems rely on computer modelling to fill in the gaps between sensors that are often placed miles apart. AirScape is built on real time data from state-of-the-art sensors installed just meters apart. A hyper-local solution for a hyper-local problem.

This new standard in air quality monitoring aims to be a blueprint for cities around the world, providing unparalleled data and insights that improve the health and wellbeing of the public, stimulate collective action, and inform individual lifestyle choices.

The first AirScape network goes live in the London Borough of Camden in Autumn 2021.

Launched in partnership with Camden Council and the Camden Clean Air Initiative, AirScape Camden will gather data from more than 250 advanced quality sensors, to show air pollution street by street, minute by minute, at a level of detail never before achieved.

Welcome to the world’s first hyper-local air quality information system.

Air quality information in high definition

The AirScape system gathers real-time air quality information from a network of state-of-the-art sensors called AirNodes, typically spaced 250 metres apart.
Using a smartphone or laptop, you can view a high-resolution picture of air quality in your area, right down to the street where you live, work or play.

Compared to traditional air quality reference stations, AirScape generates 100 times more data points and refreshes 60 times more frequently. It’s the equivalent of going from a black and white photo to colour high-definition video!

Transforming the way we live, work and travel

Every citizen, every lifestyle: AirScape gives people the information to make better, healthier choices.

Choice of transport

Routes to take on your daily commute

Where to live

Advising employees when to work from home

Where to rent new business premises

Where and when to exercise

Join the air quality revolution today

From community organisations, schools and hospitals to local and international businesses and individuals, AirScape is designed to empower everyone to find solutions that will improve the air quality in their neighbourhood.

Are you ready to join them as we bring cleaner air to our families, loved ones and work colleagues?

 

  • Adopt a sensor to show your support and influence the agenda for change.
  • Sign up for updates and be the first to learn when an AirScape  network goes live in your area.
  • Are you a local community group, school or other organisation that would like to get involved?
  • Are you interested in AirScape  for your city, town or borough?
  • Are you interested in the data to support research, new initiatives, education?

Whatever your reason for wanting to be part of the air quality monitoring revolution, we would love to hear from you.

Our solutions in action

Air quality specialists AirLabs will install 250 advanced AirNode air quality sensors across the Borough, in partnership with Camden Council and The Camden Clean Air Initiative, an air pollution action group in the Borough.

This deployment of a dense AirNode sensor network is helping the authority to fully understand air quality in an urban centre. The project successfully attributed air pollution to vehicular traffic while observing long range pollution and identifying specific locations for mitigation solutions.

This ‘before and after’ assessment explored the pollution reduction in a residential street following its closure to traffic. The project was funded by Brent’s Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL).

Using its design expertise, AirLabs helped deploy an air quality monitoring and cleaning system that blended in with the existing infrastructure at a major transport hub, improving air quality and helping to encourage people back to public transport.