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Air quality

The vision of the WG is to support citizen science communities working on air quality across Europe to become mobilized and learn from each other’s experiences. From 2019, we are organizing an annual “European Clean Air Day” (, engaging citizens in creating a collaborative pan-European air quality map.


Dr. Nuria Castell

NILU-Norwegian Institute of Air Research (Norway)

Lukas Mocek

Sensor.Community (Germany)

Working group


This is an open WG and new members are welcomed. To register as a new member and subscribe to our mailing list, please click the link below:

We have a Skype telecom on the second Wednesday of every month. If you have any doubt about our WG do not hesitate to contact the Chairs.

The major objectives of the WG are:

  1. Scale up existing methods in air quality monitoring with citizen science approaches to European scale, by focussing efforts towards one annual European Clean Air Day.
  2. Connect existing citizen science initiatives, facilitating the sharing of information and documenting the different monitoring and engagement approaches.
  3. Improve our understanding of citizen sensing, including aspects of citizen science engagement, communication and science-policy interaction.
  4. Engage more citizens in Europe in air quality monitoring and increase awareness about air pollution and health.
  5. Become a collaborative platform where scientists, technologists, grass-root movements, NGOs, citizens and other interested actors can share knowledge on citizen science for air quality.
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How to get involved

To join this working group, please contact the chair(s) by email, outlining your experience and which activities you are interested in.

If you would like to get involved in Global Mosquito Alert please contact Frederic Batumeus or Anne Bowser.


The WG Air quality has signed a partnership with the scientific journal Atmosphere. Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433, Impact Factor: 2.046) is an online open access journal that was first published in 2010. Atmosphere has published more than 2000 papers since its inception and has been indexed by SCIE since 2013 whilst also being indexed by Ei Compendex, Scopus (2018 CiteScore: 2.27) and other databases. Atmosphere adheres to rigorous peer-review and editorial processes and publishes only high quality manuscripts that address important issues related to the atmosphere. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2019). Atmosphere is very pleased to be formally affiliated with the Working Group of Air Quality in European Citizen Science Association (ECSA). A 10% discount for article processing charges to all society members to publish in Atmosphere.