APIC ist ein internationaler Wettbewerb vom 21. Oktober 2013 bis zum 1. Dezember 2013 zwischen vier europäischen Städten: Kassel, Antwerpen, London und Turin. Ziel ist es die Luftverschmutzung, zeitlich wie räumlich, möglichst flächendeckend zu erfassen. Die Stadt mit der besten Abdeckung gewinnt.

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If you have any questions about the challenge or you would like to participate for Turin ,  write to us at:

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APIC is een uitdaging voor inwoners van 4 Europese steden om de luchtkwaliteit van hun leefomgeving zo goed mogelijk in kaart te brengen. De deelnemende steden zijn Antwerpen, Londen (UK), Kassel (Duitsland) en Turijn (Italië).

In Antwerpen werd een gebied afgebakend tussen de Plantin & Moretuslei en het Centaal Station waarvoor de luchtkwaliteit in kaart zal gebracht worden (zie het onderstaand kaartje, klik er op voor meer detail). APIC bestaat uit 3 fases en elke fase worden vrijwilligers actief betrokken om (1) de luchtkwaliteit te meten met een nieuw ontwikkelde sensor-box (vanaf 4/11), en (2) deel te nemen aan een online game (vanaf 21/10).

kaartje

Fase 1 : Online game, 21/10 – 03/11

In de eerste fase willen we nagaan hoe burgers en buurtbewoners de luchtkwaliteit zelf inschatten. Hiervoor wordt een  online game gespeeld, waarbij spelers de luchtkwaliteit op verschillende locaties in de stad inschatten. Iedereen kan deelnemen aan het  online game!

Fase 2 : Meten van de luchtkwaliteit, 04/11 tot 17/11

Door metingen uit te voeren in de stad zal een luchtkwaliteitskaart. Om tot een kwalitatief resultaat te komen moeten veel metingen uitgevoerd worden, hoe meer metingen hoe beter. Voelt u zich aangesproken om luchtkwaliteitsmetingen in Antwerpen uit te voeren, dan kunt u zich hier aanmelden! De metingen worden uitgevoerd met een speciaal ontwikkelde sensor-box. De metingen worden in real-time weergegeven op uw smartphone via een gratis  Android App. Uw metingen worden bovendien op een kaart op onze website geplaats zodat u de resultaten achteraf kunt raadplegen. Metingen worden bij voorkeur uitgevoerd tijdens verplaatsingen (mobiele metingen), te voet of per fiets, op gelijk welk tijdstip van de dag.

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Fase 3 : Online game en persoonlijke kaart, 18/11 tot 01/12

Op basis van de luchtkwaliteitsmetingen wordt een luchtkwaliteitskaart voor Antwerpen aangemaakt. Gamers kunnen deze kaart nu raadplegen tijdens het online game om extra infromatie te verkrijgen.

Op het einde van fase 3 wordt de winnende stad officieel bekend gemaakt! Er zijn prijzen voorzien voor deelnemers die metingen uitvoeren en voor de meest actieve en beste gamers!

 

 

 

APIC is a challenge between citizens of 4 European cities who will compete to build the most complete (in time and space) map of air pollution for their city. The cities are London (UK), Antwerp (Belgium), Kassel (Germany), and Turin (Italy).

Here in London the mapping area will be in and around the Barbican within the ‘City of London’.   The challenge consists of 3 stages and involves volunteers who will carry out two activities: Air Ambassadors will measure air pollution using sensor-boxes that we have developed especially for the research project. They will be required to walk around the streets surrounding the Barbican on a daily basis over a two week period (16th – 29th of October).  Air Guardians will be asked to play an online game throughout the project (21st October – 1st December). Air Ambassadors will also need to get others actively involved in the online game by recruiting Air Guardians to join their team of online players.

London monitoring area

London monitoring area

Stage 1 : Web game,  21st  October – 3rd of November In the first phase we would like to know how air pollution in the City is perceived by its citizens. For this we have set up an online game, where players can flag the perceived pollution levels at different locations in the city. By flagging accurate pollution levels players earn points in the game which allows for more locations to be mapped. Anyone can participate in this phase and become an Air Guardian of the city.  Can London beat the other cities in the number of locations mapped? The more active players we have, the better our map will be at the end. Also the three most active players (internationally) will be awarded T-shirts.

Stage 2 : Building the map, 4th – 17th of November This is when we start to build the pollution map, by obtaining measurements from around the Barbican. We will need between 10-20 volunteers (Air Ambassadors), depending on whether people wish to work in pairs and share the task. Each will be given a sensor box and backpack, especially tailored for electronic devices, and will have to install our Android App. They will  walk around the mapping area as much as they can, over the a period of 2 weeks to build the air pollution map. We need measurements everywhere and at different times of the day and days of the week. The city with the best coverage will win the stage. The measurements recorded will be available on our website. All Air Ambassadors will be allowed to keep their backpack, while the best of all will also be given the sensor box.

Stage 3 : Web game and personal map, 18th of November – 1st December Once the map has been built, we would like to see what effect the new map has on peoples’ perception of air quality in the ‘City of London’. For this, Air Guardians will be called again to play our game, but now with the ability to see the real pollution map while playing. At the same time, Air Ambassadors will be able to use the sensor boxes in any area they prefer, as a bonus for having participated. The three most active Air Guardians (internationally) will be awarded T-shirts. At the end of the three stages we will declare the winning city to be the one with highest activity, cumulated between stages. The ten overall most active volunteers will receive the challenge T-shirt as a gift.

Prizes:

Stage 1 & 3:

The Air Guardian with the most credits in each city will receive a backpack with solar panels suitable for charging various electronic devices and the top 5 will win EveryAware T-shirts .

A special prize will also be awarded at the end of these two stages for the most faithful players!

Stage 2:

A sensor box will be awarded to the most active Air Ambassador in each city and they will also keep the EveryAware backpack.

The most active Air Guardians in this stage will again receive EveryAware T-shirts and backpacks.

Winning City:

All Air Ambassadors from the city that builds the most comprehensive map, Air Guardians are free to join too, will attend an award ceremony and social event to celebrate their achievement!

 

If you want to be an Air Ambassador contact us at: louise.francis@ucl.ac.uk

 

 

Read this post in English

APIC è una gara che coinvolge i cittadini di quattro città europee, che dovranno impegnarsi per costruire una mappa dell’inquinamento atmosferico nella propria città. Le città coinvolte sono Anversa (Belgio), Kassel (Germania), Londra (Regno Unito) e Torino (Italia).

La gara vede impegnati cittadini volontari in due diversi compiti: ai  Guardiani dell’aria verrà richiesto di partecipare ad un gioco online; gli  Ambasciatori dell’aria dovranno effettuare misure di inquinamento dell’aria tramite delle sensor-box appositamente costruite. Gli Ambasciatori dell’aria dovranno anche impegnarsi attivamente per il reclutamento dei Guardiani dell’aria e potranno formare squadre. Ogni Ambasciatore dell’aria è automaticamente anche Guardiano dell’aria.

La gara è suddivisa in tre fasi, al termine delle quali verranno distribuiti dei premi (vedi sotto):

Fase 1 : Gioco web, 21 ottobre – 3 novembre

Un elemento importante del nostro progetto è capire come l’inquinamento dell’aria a Torino è percepito dai cittadini. Nel gioco online che proponiamo è richiesto di indovinare il livello di inquinamento in luoghi diversi della città. I punti ottenuti saranno proporzionali all’accuratezza delle predizioni, e potranno essere spesi nel gioco per annotare aree diverse. Lo scopo del gioco è costruire una mappa dell’inquinamento tanto più dettagliata possibile.

Fase 2 : Misure con le sensor-box e Gioco web, 4 – 17 novembre

In questa seconda fase gli Ambasciatori dell’aria cominceranno a costruire la mappa reale dell’inquinamento atmosferico, misurando la qualita’ dell’aria in giro per la città (qui a Torino l’area da mappare è situata nel centro della città).

Area da misurare a Torino

Area da mappare a Torino/ Turin mapping area

A ciascuno degli Ambasciatori dell’aria verrà affidata una sensor-box e uno zaino EveryAware.
Gli Ambasciatori dell’aria dovranno avere uno smartphone con sistema operativo Android, su cui dovranno scaricare una nostra applicazione.
Lo scopo è coprire in modo più dettagliato possibile, sia nello spazio che nel tempo, l’area indicata all’inizio del gioco. E’ importante che ogni singolo luogo nella zona indicata venga coperto da misure, e che queste vengano ripetute in diversi momenti del giorno e in diversi giorni della settimana.
In questa seconda fase rimarrà attivo il gioco online, con le stesse regole della fase 1.

Fase 3 : Gioco Web e mappa personale, 18 novembre – 1 dicembre

In questa nuova fase il gioco online è modificato per dare la possibilità ai giocatori di confrontarsi con la
mappa di inquinamento costruita dagli Ambasciatori dell’aria nella fase 2.

Premi:

Fase 1:

I Guardiani dell’aria più attivi in questa fase saranno premiati con magliette EveryAware e
con zaini EveryAware dotati di pannello solare per caricare batterie di diversi dispositivi elettronici.

Fase 2:

L’Ambasciatore dell’aria più attivo riceverà in premio una sensor-box.

Riceveranno in premio uno zaino EveryAware tutti gli Ambasciatori dell’aria di ogni città come premio per l’impegno dimostrato.

I Guardiani dell’aria più attivi in questa fase saranno premiati con magliette EveryAware e con zaini EveryAware dotati di pannello solare per caricare batterie di diversi dispositivi elettronici.

Fase 3:

L’Ambasciatore dell’aria più attivo riceverà in premio una sensor-box.

I Guardiani dell’aria più attivi in questa fase saranno premiati con magliette EveryAware e
con zaini EveryAware dotati di pannello solare per caricare batterie di diversi dispositivi elettronici.

Ci saranno  premi anche  per l’attività migliore in tutte tre fasi.

La squadra migliore tra le quatro cità ricevera medaglie e le magliette dei vincitori.

Se vuoi diventare Air Ambassador scrivici a apic.torino@gmail.com .

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APIC is a challenge between the citizens of 4 European cities who compete to build the most complete (in time and space) map of air pollution. The cities are Antwerp (Belgium), Kassel (Germany), London (UK) and Turin (Italy).

The challenge involves volunteer participants in two activities: Air Guardians will be asked to play an online game; Air Ambassadors will measure air pollution using sensor-boxes that we have developed especially for this. Air Ambassadors will also have to get actively involved in the recruiting of Air Guardians, forming their team of online players. Each Air Ambassador is automatically also and Air Guardian.

The challenge is divided in three phases, at the end of which prizes will be awarded (see below):

Stage 1 : Web game,  21st of October – 3rd of November 

At first we would like to know how the air pollution in Turin is perceived by its citizens. For this we have set up an online game, where players can flag pollution levels at different locations in the city. By flagging accurate pollution levels players earn points in the game which allow for more locations to be annotated.  The aim of the game is to obtain a detailed map of perceived pollution.

Stage 2 : Building the map and web game, 4th – 17th of November

This is when Air Ambassadors start to build the pollution map, by performing measurements around the city. Here in Turin the mapping area will be located in the city centre. Air Ambassadors will be given sensor boxes and EveryAware solar backpacks and will have to install our Android App (hence Ambassadors should own an Android smartphone). They will  walk around the mapping area as much as they can, to build the air pollution map. We need measurements everywhere and at different times of the day and days of the week. The web game will remain active, as in stage 1.

Stage 3 : Web game and personal map, 18th of November – 1st of December

At this stage, a new version of the online game will be available,  so that Air Guardians, while playing, can compare their perceptions with the map built by Air Ambassadors during stage 2. At the same time,  all AirAmbassadors will be able to use the sensor boxes in any area they prefer, as a bonus for having participated.

 

Prizes:

Stage 1:

The most active Air Guardians will receive EveryAware T-shirts and backpacks with solar panels suitable for charging various electronic devices.

Stage 2:

A sensor box will be awarded to the most active Air Ambassador in Torino.

All Air Ambassadors will  keep the EveryAware backpack.

The most active Air Guardians will again receive EveryAware T-shirts and backpacks.

Stage 3:

The most active Air Guardians will  receive EveryAware T-shirts and backpacks.

A sensor box will be awarded to the most active Air Ambassador.

 

Additional prizes will be given for best overall Ambassador activity.

The winning team will receive medals and winner t-shirts.

If you would like to become an Air Ambassador please write to us at apic.torino@gmail.com.

 
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