Friday lunchtime lecture: Breathe Heathrow - empowering communities with environmental sensors

Friday 05 February 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.


London hosts some of the most polluted areas in the world. The city’s air pollution levels frequently breach EU safety limits and kills approximately 9,500 people annually as a result, according to King’s College London. Heathrow Airport is the largest air terminus in the UK and is a major source of air pollution in London.

Yodit Stanton (Founder and CEO, Open Sensors) will discuss how the Breathe Heathrow team deployed air quality and noise sensors in the gardens of volunteers who live around Heathrow to collect data that can help measure the environmental impact of the airport.


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Live stream

If you’re unable to attend this lunchtime lecture you don’t need to miss out. You can watch the talk via a live stream here.


About our Friday lunchtime lectures

With a broad range of topics in open data such as tracking government expenditure, British landscape mapping and creating art, there’s bound to be something that interests you.

The sessions run from 1pm to 1.45pm weekly during UK school term-times, with informal networking until 2pm. Each lecture lasts for around 20 minutes, leaving time for questions afterwards. The lectures don't require any specialist knowledge, but are focused around communicating the meaning and impact of open data in all areas of life.

Each week the lectures are streamed live on YouTube and then uploaded to our YouTube and Vimeo channels. You can also download the Friday lunchtime lectures as a podcast on iTunes.

You can follow the lectures and contribute to the discussion using #ODIFridays on Twitter.