Led by: Dr Peter Edwards, University of York, National Centre for Atmospheric Science

Project partners: University of York, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Cranfield University, University of Birmingham, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, University of Cambridge

Low-cost air pollution sensors could play a vital role in improving air quality, but a deeper understanding of their performance is required to realise their full potential. This project will directly address this challenge through the delivery of a real-world open and traceable assessment of low-cost sensors and sensor networks, including calibration methods, and provide key information on the use of low-cost sensors for tackling air pollution in the UK. The project will also enhance the value of low-cost sensor data for specific UK air quality challenges through the development of novel methods that use the unique strengths of these devices to extract new information on key pollutants.