European traffic monitored through citizen scientists

European traffic monitored through citizen scientists

Traffic counts are essential as a basis for solutions to take action against air pollution. Unfortunately counting is currently expensive, limited in time, and rarely records all forms of transport (cars, heavy vehicles, public transport, cyclists and pedestrians)....
The spectrum and color of sodium low pressure lamps

The spectrum and color of sodium low pressure lamps

By Jaime Zamorano – UCM We are using two different approaches to characterize street lights. The first one is by observing the spectrum of the lamp with a grating on top of the smartphone camera: #StreetSpectra project. The other ACTION pilot project analyses...
How political does citizen science need to be?

How political does citizen science need to be?

Research on initiatives in Fukushima raise globally relevant questions for citizen science practice Citizen science projects about pollution often emerge in areas of contention between citizens and institutional or governmental actors: take vehicle emissions and urban...
Using citizen science to transform our science system?

Using citizen science to transform our science system?

In the concluding chapter of the book “Citizen science”, Bonn and colleagues argue that citizen science can lead to advances in science, policy, and society. ACTION partners T6 Ecosystems and DRIFT are building on these insights to investigate the ways in which...