lacity actionable air quality data input mtg
Monday, August 23 at 5pm
Hello, NCSA representatives and allies
We know that air quality is a growing concern. The Mayor’s Office is offering us an opportunity to chime in on ways people can access air quality (AQ) data, so I hope you can join us Monday evening.
The City of Los Angeles’s Predicting What We Breathe (PWWB) Team is participating in the Earth Science Information Partner (ESIP) Air Quality Cluster Hackathon. The hackathon challenges teams to develop the best air quality visualization application to help residents and local governments make informed decisions about AQ issues. The City of LA’s team is focusing on how a local government can better reach individuals with concise, actionable information regarding the threat of adverse AQ.
The team has developed an application concept and implementation plan for a system of alerts and a platform for public information. For the notification system, they created a survey to allow users to customize the AQ information they will receive by text, email, phone call, or in the app. This information would include input and advice from community, healthcare, and policymakers that would make the data more accessible. The team also built a gallery on the LA Geohub with relevant AQ datasets for public access. Users will be able to create a customized map with data layers of their choice, and integration of this data to other systems will be supported.
The hackathon is coming to a close soon, and it is almost time for the team’s final presentation. They would really appreciate your participation in a feedback session about their work on Monday, August 23 from 5 to 6:30pm. Please RSVP at this link by Friday August 20 and let them know if you or someone from your NC or other organization will be able to attend.
And feel free to spread the word to your neighborhood councils and networks.