Air quality

The air quality working group supports the activities of citizen science communities working on air quality across Europe, and encourages them to learn from each other. Our main activity is to organise monthly meetings with lectures of our members to exchange information and discuss the latest developments on citizen science and air quality.


Núria Castell, NILU-Norwegian Institute of Air Research

Hester Volten, RIVM-Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment

Working group


Interested people can subscribe  to the mailing list to get invited to our monthly calls.

Our objectives are to:

  • connect existing citizen science initiatives, facilitate the sharing of information and document the different monitoring and engagement approaches
  • improve our understanding of citizen science, including aspects of citizen science engagement, communication and science-policy interaction
  • become a collaborative platform where scientists, technologists, grassroots movements, NGOs, citizens and other interested actors can share knowledge on citizen science for air quality.
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Activity plan

Past achievements

  • Policy brief on ‘European Clean Air Day – citizen science for clean air’ (PDF)
  • Holding the first annual European Clean Air Day in 2019.
  • At CoP 24 in Katowice, Poland, working group members attended a side event about air quality, with Pawel Wyszomirski handing over the DITOs policy brief on air quality to the Polish Minister of Environment. 
  • Attendance at events, including: the JRC–Hackair Roundtable, October 2018; the CAPTOR Conference, November 2018; WOWM, November 2018; Venice, Italy.

How to get involved

This is an open working group and new members are welcome. To register and subscribe to our mailing list. For more information about our working group, please contact the chairs.


The working group has a partnership with the scientific journal Atmosphere, which ensures a 10% discount on article processing charges to all working group members who want to publish in the journal.

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