January 23, 2022

New Resource: Plume Labs Launches World Air Map: First Live Map of Air Pollution Around the World

From Plume Labs Blog:

…we are thrilled to announce today [December 2, 2015] the launch of our World Air Map, a live map of air pollution around the world.

The data revolution can help policymakers cut air pollution and communities take back control of their environment. We collect half a million open data environmental measurements from 11,000 stations every day to build predictive models using open data and data sciences that anticipate hourly changes in pollution levels in 200+ metropolitan areas around the world.

By leveraging cutting-edge data sciences and technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, we can now estimate hourly air pollution levels everywhere in the world – including in areas that aren’t monitored stations. T

These models also anticipate long-distance transport of air pollutants, helping strengthen forecasting accuracy in urban areas.

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From Venture Beat:

The World Air Map is produced by Plume Labs, a Paris startup that debuted earlier this year. Plume pulls pollution data from monitoring stations around the worlds and makes the info available through an app on smartphones.

According to Plume founder Romain Lacombe, the company’s goal is to make the information available to people in a way that helps them make decisions every day to protect their health.

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