First name: 
Qijun
Surname: 
Jiang
Please select your type of occupation: 
Researcher
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
I am doing research about how sensors can be used by citizens to provide useful data and how these sensor data can be integrated with formal data to produce high spatial temporal resolution environmental information.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
Urban AirQ
Project URL: 
http://www.ams-institute.org/solution/urbanairq/
Organization running the project: 
AMS Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Alterra Wageningen, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (I&M), Waag Society, KNMI, ECN, Longfonds, Wageningen University, GGD Amsterdam, SmartSensor.me
Brief description of project: 
Air quality in cities and its impact on public health is currently a growing concern, receiving ample attention from policymakers, scientists and general public. New emerging technologies enable air quality measurements to be crowdsourced and are considered to be a promising complement to the sparse official measurements. To successfully apply these new air quality observations, two issues must be addressed: which incentives do citizens have to be actively involved, and how to quantify the added-value of alternative measurements with respect to official monitoring stations. While exploring these issues, Valkenburgerstraat and Kromme Waal in Amsterdam are central in this study.