The Cabildo Insular de La Palma, through the Department of New Technologies directed by Jorge González, will implement an insular network of sensors to measure air quality. The Innovation, Projects and Information Society Service has already installed the first six stations dedicated to the real-time monitoring of air quality parameters.
One of the main pillars of the new project is to have a network of sensors to capture different parameters in real time. This network is integrated into the system, which contains various fields of action that will be implemented gradually.
In this case, six air quality stations have been installed by the company Hop Ubiquitous, which measure in real time air quality parameters such as particles and gases, as well as meteorological parameters such as temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and luminosity.
The primary objective of this project is real-time monitoring of air quality. The stations will be located in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Breña Alta, Fuencaliente, Los Llanos de Aridane, Puntagorda and Barlovento.
The data can be downloaded from the open data portal Open Data La Palma, and consulted in real time at http://calidadaire.lapalma.es.
The Cabildo is committed to this new initiative within the framework of the global project La Palma Smart Island, which is progressively providing the entire island with infrastructures, resources, incentives and programs that allow institutions and citizens to make technology the engine that ensures the improvement of public services and a more equitable and sustainable economic and social growth.