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Become a public air pollution data contributor today

AirVisual’s crowdsourced monitoring network is leading the way in revealing real-time air quality in new communities, and new nations including Italy, Pakistan, Philippines, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia and Mauritius. See how you can contribute your local area


Global awareness of air pollution as the leading environmental health hazard facing our planet, affecting a staggering 92% of our population, is growing. However, because air pollution is often difficult to see, let alone quantify, tackling the problem can be complex.

Whilst 9 tenths of the world are exposed to dangerous levels of pollution, specific measurements are needed to reveal how pollution affects different areas, and how different communities must respond to tackle the problem. Air quality data reporting has greatly increased across many parts of the world, but there are still huge gaps on the data map, leaving countless communities in the dark regarding their air, and how to stay safe.

Crowdsourced Air Quality World Map
AirVisual’s world air quality map. The biggest dataset currently available, but still plenty of uncharted territory yet to coverThe AirVisual Pro is designed to help accelerate our journey to a world where everyone can know what they breathe. As an unprecedented, high accuracy yet accessible air monitor, the Pro encourages users to broadcast their outdoor PM2.5 readings to the global map, putting reliable data within reach of communities anywhere.

You can add valuable, localized data to your specific community, or even reveal the very first real-time air quality readings for your whole country. All data points added bring us one step closer to tackling global air pollution.

What are you waiting for? Become an outdoor data contributor today, and bring your community a step closer to cleaner, safer air!

Reveal the invisible for your community with the following steps:

1. Choose your location

The AirVisual Pro is designed to perform excellently in outdoor environments, however the following must be taken into consideration:

+ Access to electrical outlet and a Wi-Fi connection.

For sustained readings you will need a power supply and internet connection.

+ Sheltered from weather conditions such as rain, wind, direct sunlight.

You might consider existing building structures such as a porch, covered balcony, or overhanging roof – these have proven loyal allies to many people’s outdoor AirVisual monitors already.

+ Good airflow – this is important!

The Pro takes its readings by passing air through its central sensor. Airflow is maintained via the device’s internal fan, but you will still need to ensure the air can get in easily. Make sure either the top or bottom of the Pro’s central tunnel is completely unobstructed (or better, both!), and that air can freely flow around the device as well.

+ No higher than 10 meters

The most representative readings are close to where people are breathing (ie, not up in the sky).

+ Away from polluting sources

Cars, outdoor BBQs, chimneys and kitchens are all highly localized sources of air pollution that might affect the ambient air quality reading of the Pro.

2. Add the Pro to your AirVisual profile

You can add your AirVisual Pro to your profile either through the AirVisual website or mobile app.

Webpage: click your profile’s drop-down menu and choose ‘Add a device’.

App: select the ‘+’ menu at the bottom of the app screen > ‘Manage my devices & Wi-Fi’ > click the navy icon with a Pro and ‘+’ sign .

Add a device, website display

3. Submit your Pro’s information online

From your profile’s drop-down menu on the AirVisual website, follow:

>’My devices’

My devices, website display

> select your device

> click the ‘Settings’ symbol on the right

Settings symbol, website display

> select ‘Location’ tab

Node as a public outdoor station, website display

> ‘Device as a Public Station’.

Here, give your station its name as it will be seen on the map (including a relevant geographical name, although you may want to add a personal touch, e.g. your business name, if installed by a business), its GPS coordinates, the city, state and country.

*Note on GPS co-ordinates: a link is provided to help you determine this. When supplying these, please consider your own privacy and safety. In certain countries, we usually recommend applying 100 meters deviation.

> Submit!

Once received, we will then validate your device’s readings for 2 weeks, before publishing it online.

4. Validate location

From your profile’s drop-down menu on the AirVisual website, follow:

To confirm that your Pro’s location meets the criteria for reliable readings, please send us photos of your installation.

Send several from 1 meter with different angles and a picture 10 meters away for us to see the environment. These will not be public, they are purely used to validate the installation. Also please confirm that you don’t have any exhaust or smoke in the device’s vicinity such as: cooking, heating stove, BBQ, people smoking, etc.

Once this information is received, our system will analyze your readings for 1-2 weeks before publishing your device’s data as an outdoor station. Then, everyone in the world will be able to see your location’s pollution level. If the system finds any issues, we will come back to you with more instructions.

5. Congratulations! You have moved your community a step closer to beating local pollution.

Now your neighbours and global air quality data enthusiasts can draw valuable conclusions and preventative actions from the state of your community’s air.


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