- WP1: Project Management and Coordination
- WP2: Project Communication and Dissemination
- WP3: Supply and installation of devices and filters
- WP4: Development of analysis, soft measures and staff
- WP5: Development of Open Data System and smart apps
WP1 envisages activities that ensure proper management during the project duration, as well as adequate coordination and communication between partners. The lead partner, Sofia Municipality, will secure it by appointing project manager, financial manager, legal advisor and public procurement expert. The partners will participate in this WP with different experts whose duties will be overall support and monitoring, communication and coordination.
WP2, alongside with provision of general information about the project and financing instruments, it is designed as a powerful tool that will help the project to reach its target audience, popularize among the Bal-Med region and eventually get viral and spread its impact in more states and regions. Two thematic marathons "Air it Sofia" and "Air it Nicosia" will attract attention, dissemination of promotional materials (t-shirts, leaflets, brochures, etc.), alongside with dedicated webpage, Facebook and Twitter pages and press releases will guarantee sufficient level of citizen engagement. The "Smart-apps" will provide with push-notifications suggesting more sustainable way of transportation and manner of life.
Under this WP all project partners will supply and install Internet of Things smart sensors for gathering of real-time air quality data, thus creating a cluster network of jointly monitoring and mitigating environmental impact of air pollution. The chimney filters that will be supplied and installed in districts in Sofia, Tirana and Ohrid will allow for decrease of the high level of PM in atmosphere due to heating on solid fuels.
Within this WP each partner will develop city specific analysis for device installation, thus ensuring the achievement of the best possible results, LP will develop "Best practices guide" that will explore similar projects and serve as a base to all PPs and PP2 will develop 3D MEMO, 3D Mars-aero and 3D MIMO models providing the basis for city specific analysis, identifying areas of interest for sensor installation, furthermore results of numerical models will complement the sensor data on pollutant levels with predictions of high temporal and spatial resolution, covering the entire urban area and highlighting pollution hot spots. Moreover, concentrations of all legislated gaseous and particulate pollutants will be calculated, according to the requirements of the EU Directive on ambient air quality 2008/50/EC. The different modelling tools will be used for the estimation of exposure of citizens at different horizontal scales (MEMO/MARS-aero for the mesoscale and the urban scales, MIMO for the local/street scale). Integration of sensor data with modelling results will potentially provide value added services as part of the Open Data system. PP3 will develop analysis of counter trends: Scenarios for the Balkan Cities Atmosphere Towards 2030 focusing on specific adaptation measures and climate change prevention. PP6 will develop regulatory analysis with focus on improvement of adaptation measures and encompassing specific suggestions on improvement related with achieving compliance with Directive 2008/50/EC, for reductions of PM and NO2, alongside with SWOT analysis will ensure all factors are taken into consideration during the project implementation phase, it will be used by all project partners as a standard tool. Under WP4 all PPs will employ environmental engineers and scientists who will provide with the necessary level of expertise under the project.
Under WP5, LP will develop and maintain the Open data system that will visualize and store all of the data gathered from ambient air sensors installed in all participating cities. The data will be published in machine readable format as well, in order to provide other companies, NGOs and developers to create various types of applications aiming at fostering sustainable living. The Smart apps will engage the citizens by providing new innovative ways of contributing towards sustainable growth and environmental protection with focus on decrease of air pollution and climate change.