The amount of measurement points will at least double in the Helsinki region as a new supplementary air quality network of sensors will be installed during the next year. The new system will enable agile and economical way to gather new information about the air quality of the Finnish capital city region.
The new data and a predictive model will improve the monitoring and communications in the capital city region. The Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY will bring new air quality maps to its web site as well as to information screens on trams and the metro.
The ENFUSER modelling tool by the acclaimed Finnish Meteorological Institute will create predictions on the region’s air quality, which will help the citizens to avoid air pollutants. The model combines the air quality data to weather data, topological maps, building data and pollution source information.
The air quality data and predictive model enable air quality improving measures. For example, the need to water or clean the streets to avoid harmful dust can be predicted better than before.
A new cooperation model of businesses and public bodies in the Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean project creates also the foundation to export the solutions developed in the region to cities, where air quality is a significant problem.