We’re Partnering with EDF and Development Seed on Low-Cost Sensing!

1 min readApr 23, 2020
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Back in December, we shared that we’re excited to be working on building a pilot low-cost sensing platform, aggregating and harmonizing low-cost sensing information, set to launch late this year. We have been seeking community interest for sharing data and feedback to shape the functionality of that pilot.

Through that process, we’re now excited to share that we will be collaborating with the Environmental Defense Fund and Development Seed to bring in large data sources and awesome functionality from EDF’s Air Quality Data Commons (AQDC) Platform.

The pilot OpenAQ low cost sensor platform is being designed through community input and in partnership with EDF and Development Seed. If you would like to get involved, please join us on OpenAQ’s Slack.

We’re incredibly excited about this opportunity and appreciate our partnerships with EDF and Development Seed, as well as core funding from ClimateWorks and Clean Air Fund to make this work possible.

How you can get involved:

  • Interested in sharing data on the pilot low-cost sensing platform? Let us know!
  • Interested in talking about what the platform should look like? Join us on Slack!




We host real-time air quality data on a free and open data platform because people do amazing things with it. Find us at openaq.org.