The first world map that shows in real time the level of air quality and circulation of pollutants such as PM 2.5 particles, is available for free online.
The project is called AirVisual Earth and carried out by an international team led by Yann Boqulloda. Input data collected from satellite images with 8,000 stations for monitoring air quality are positioned around the planet.
According to the European Environment Agency in Europe is a year recorded nearly 500,000 deaths due to air pollution, while in China this figure rises to as many as 1.6 million people. Despite these daunting figures, the perception of danger due to fine dust and pollutants such as ozone and sulfur dioxide is very low.
Therefore, the project started Boquillod AirVisual Earth so that everyone could watch the actual state of the world by simply clicking. The site allows observation of the winds and the distribution of PM2.5 particles. In addition to providing information about particles in the air at the global level, the application indicates the air quality forecast for the next three days. AirVisual Earth on sale put and small household units that analyze the concentration of pollutants in homes and collected data sharing in the system in order to create a more detailed map with more data from around the world.