_ COLLECTING DATA FOR CITIES
Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. For this reason, air pollution in cities is responsible of millions of premature deaths every year. In addition, much more people are suffering from respiratory, cardiovascular and other related diseases. Air pollution also affects the neuropsychological development children and also male and female fertility. This is really serious! Cities are trying to understand how pollution behaves, but the reality is that traditional monitoring stations are very expensive from the capital and operational perspective. Consequently, cities only install a small number of them.
Bettair permits to identify unknown sources of hotspots, and asses the environmental actions, enabling smarter and better decisions to mitigate air pollution.
Bettair® Platform permits for the first time to deploy a large-scale of accurate air quality sensors on a previously unimaginable scale. Bettair® permits, first, to identify unknown sources of pollution and hotspots. Secondly, it permits to assess the impact of the different environmental mitigation actions in order to identify the most cost-effective ones. This information provides unique insights and enable smarter and better decisions to mitigate air pollution in the short run. In the medium run, it is also a very powerful tool in order to define effective and appropriate urban plans for enhancing air quality taking into account all the information provided.