The public panel discussion will focused on air quality information and forecasts, and will show how warnings about the levels of pollutants such as nitrogen dioxides, ozone and particulate matter can improve the citizens' health and tackle the environmental challenge at the same time.
The European Commission has officially presented the "obsAIRve" iPhone application and launched the "obsAIRve best communication ideas competition" in the context of the CeBIT, the biggest international event in the digital sector held in Hanover (Germany) on 9th March.
Interested parties attended the public panel discussion with high-ranking representatives within the CeBIT Discussion Forum.
What is the 'obsAIRve App'?
The "obsAIRve App" is a free application for the iPhone delivering air quality information for European citizens. ObsAIRve provides the user with real-time information on air quality. Users can find information about the air they breathe on-the-go using the iPhone. The app was created to raise awareness for air pollution and health and is part of the European GMES Programme.
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The obsAIRve best communication ideas contest
The competition calls for concepts of how to communicate the importance of air quality and how citizens could best be informed about the many aspects connected with it. Ideas are to be submitted online. Participants can win an iPad each month. Once the competition comes to an end, a prize will be awarded to the overall winner by selecting one of the monthly winners. This prize will be a weekend trip to a major European capital. You can find out more about the competition here.