Contributing to the World Air Quality Index project

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con·trib·ute
verb
  • to be a part of a group or an activity and help it to be successful "Davis contributed half of this time to the launch of the project"
  • to give money, goods, or your time and effort in order to achieve something "he contributed more than $500 to the center"
  • help to cause or bring about. "gases that contribute to global warming"
The World Air Quality project might look big, but it is actually a small and motivated team who is doing the work. Even though we are already busy every day maintaining the project, there are many things that we still want to achieve:
  • Open Data Platform for accessign real-time and historical Air Quality Data
  • World Ensemble forecast modeling
  • Statistical and deep learning based data facts
  • Researching new accurate sensors for gas pollutants
  • New visualization solutions for the real-time observations and forecast
  • API for accessing the real-time observations and forecast
  • Time travel Machine - for seeing the air quality at any day back in time
  • Applications for i-phone, Windows 10, etc..
We also want to spend time of less technical matters, such as writing more vulgarization articles:
  • Health effect of sulfur dioxide for area close to volcanic mountains
  • Ultra fine particles (PM1) - are they more dangerous than PM2.5 and is it worth measuring them.
  • CO2 - is it an outdoor air pollutant, a climate warmer or an indoor pollutant?
  • Indoor Air Quality - what are the pollutant to be aware of?
  • As well as the translations to new languages
And those are just few of the things - the list will get much longer over time!

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As one can imagine, the current project team is just too small to be able to handle all of this work, and this is why we need help. Your help!

If you would like to contribute with your own time, then welcome to the team. We do believe a motivated team is much more inspiring than money, and we do value contribution from the real citizens.

If you are part of a larger organization, and you would like to support the project financially, then what about getting one of our GAIA Air Quality monitoring stations and starting to monitor the Air Quality in your area?

О качестве воздуха и измерениях загрязнения:

О уровнях качества воздуха

- Индекс качества воздуха (ИКВ = AQI) ЗначенияУровни концерна здравоохранения
0 - 50 хорошо Качество воздуха считается удовлетворительным, и загрязнение воздуха представляется незначительным в пределах нормы.
51 -100 удовлетворительное Качество воздуха является приемлемым; однако некоторые загрязнители могут представлять опасность для людей, являющихся особо чувствительным к загрязнению воздуха.
101-150 Нездоровый для чувствительных групп Может оказывать эффект на особо чувствительную группу лиц. На среднего представителя не оказывает видимого воздействия.
151-200 нездоровый Каждый может начать испытывать последствия для своего здоровья; особо чувствительные люди могут испытывать более серьезные последствия.
201-300 Очень Нездоровый Опасность для здоровья от чрезвычайных условий. Это отразится, вероятно, на всем населении.
300+ опасный Опасность для здоровья: каждый человек может испытывать более серьезные последствия для здоровья

To know more about Air Quality and Pollution, check the wikipedia Air Quality topic or the airnow guide to Air Quality and Your Health.

For very useful health advices of Beijing Doctor Richard Saint Cyr MD, check www.myhealthbeijing.com blog.


Usage Notice: All the Air Quality data are unvalidated at the time of publication, and due to quality assurance these data may be amended, without notice, at any time. The World Air Quality Index project has exercised all reasonable skill and care in compiling the contents of this information and under no circumstances will the World Air Quality Index project team or its agents be liable in contract, tort or otherwise for any loss, injury or damage arising directly or indirectly from the supply of this data.



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