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New network of air quality sensors deployed in Jersey


Mark Say Managing Editor

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A network of air quality monitoring sensors has been placed around the island of Jersey.

The installation of 30 sensors across all 12 parishes and ports is taking place under the Breathe Jersey community initiative, run by non-profit collective Thrive Jersey.

The sensors will collect data on a near real time basis to be available to islanders to influence decisions about their use of motor vehicles. It will be collected and validated for research purposes.

Historically, air quality monitoring on the island has been undertaken by the Government of Jersey, but this was subject to limited resources.

In response, Breathe Jersey was formed, working closely with the Environment Department to align the project with the Government’s own focus on air quality. The organisation has also partnered with supplier Clarity, which has contributed to similar initiatives in over 85 cities around the world.

Breathe Jersey said this gives the island access to an extensive on and off-island network to bring the right people, projects and technology together to bring positive change to Jersey.

It has received funding from Impact Jersey, a government grant scheme for projects that benefit the island through the use of technology.

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