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iSPEX - Measuring air pollution with your smartphone

iSPEX-EU is the first Europe-wide citizen campaign of the iSPEX project. iSPEX-EU aims to form a network of thousands of people all over Europe that perform iSPEX measurements and provide information at locations and times that are not covered by current air pollution monitoring efforts – and we need your help! By joining iSPEX-EU you can be part of a major project to help understand our atmosphere and make an important scientific contribution!

Athens is one of the cities that participate in the iSPEX-EU 2015. We welcome you to join its local campaign and measure Athens skies from 1 September to 15 October!

  • Local campaign activities

The Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Group (APCG) at the National Observatory of Athens is leading the local campaign activities, working closely with the iSPEX team at Leiden University in the Netherlands. The iSPEX-EU local campaign is closely interlinked with activities of the Building a Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation based monitoring of Natural Disasters in south-eastern Europe (BEYOND).

  • How can I join?

You can join the Athens campaign by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OR by attending the preliminary event of the Researcher's Night 2015, organized by NOA, on Saturday 5th of September 2015, (19.00-22.00), Lofos Nymphon - Thissio, Athens, Free Entrance
Follow us:
- on twitter @ispex_eu, and the Athens campaign by #Athens.
- on facebook iSPEX Athens Greece

  • Want to prepare?

Watch our introduction animation film and find here detailed measurement instructions.

  • Links

Athens local iSPEX-EU campaign website (http://beyond-ispex.gr/)

iSPEX: The application that measures air pollution, fortunegreece.com, 31 August 2015, Link
Natioal Observatory of Athens: Measuring Athen's air pollution with your smartphone, tovima.gr, 31 August 2015, Link
Athens: Measuring air pollution with your smartphone, econews.gr, 01 September 2015, Link
Measuring air pollution with your smartphone, newsbeast.gr, 31 August 2015, Link
Measuring air pollution with your iPhone, skai.gr, 31 August 2015, Link
Measuring air pollution with your smartphone at the National Observatory of Athens, ethnos.gr, 05 September 2015, Link
Natioal Observatory of Athens: Measuring air pollution with your smartphone, efsyn.gr, 02 September 2015, Link