Urban Air Quality 2.0 Project

People in urban environments.

Urban Air Quality 2.0, a joint project between the University of Helsinki, Finnish Meteorological Institute and Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY, continues the work of the HOPE Project and provides up-to-date air quality information to residents, authorities and businesses in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

The project’s objective is to establish a data platform that is based on air quality measurements and modelling and provides open access to air quality observations and results. The project will also develop mobile measurements and new air quality parameters to help assess the health-related impacts of atmospheric particulate matter. 

The project aims to make air quality data more understandable, usable and accessible. It also aims to foster and increase interaction between researchers, residents, application developers and businesses and discover new uses for air quality data. The project will also continue the development of the previously launched GreenPaths application, a route planner for clean air.

The project was launched in 2022 and will continue until the end of 2024.

The project is funded by the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and is part of the 2021 Future Makers Funding Program.