Toolkits to tackle pollution
A DUNDEE University project which aims to provide people with usable statistics in the battle against pollution has been launched.
The Citizen Sensing toolkit, which is part of the wider Making Sense initiative, has seen 3,500 printed copies of the guide distributed across Europe.
These detail some of the measures residents can take to tackle problems such as air, noise and light pollution.
The project hopes to encourage people to capture, share and interpret data on their local environments, using small sensors and monitors and online technology, as well as more traditional scientific recording methods.
Mel Woods, of the creative intelligence department at the university, said: “Making Sense set out to address citizens’ concerns about pollution. We quickly learned people do not just want a sensor — they want to show and evidence the problem of pollution, then make change happen.”