In the frame of the EU-funded Citi-Sense project, in the city of Ljubljana a portal has been designed to enable citizens to not only have access to real-time environmental information provided by a wealth of sensors, including portable sensors and static stations, but also to provide a forum for discussion, debate and sharing their own personal observations. Volunteers have been involved in carrying our personal air quality units. The idea is that people can become "citizen scientists" and carry on environment observations during their daily activities. If people notice any specific location, which is problematic in the city, they should report their observations through the portal and describe the problems shortly. In this case, attention is focused on air quality. Citizens have been mobilized through awareness messages such as "This will benefit not just you, but all others as well, since together we can make a difference!".
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Hazards: Natural hazards
Disaster Phases: Prevention