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Project Profile: AirGeo

Citizens’ Empowerment through Biomonitoring of Air Quality in Response to Mining, Recycling and Using Georesources

Who?

Principal Investigators: Melina Macouin, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, France
Partners: Edmilson Dias de Freitas, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Hélène Gauthier, CPIE Terres Toulousaines, France
Inès Khoudja, Possible Future, France
Marion Louisgrand, Ker Thiossane, Senegal
Abdoulaye Lô, Sebikotane Municipality, Senegal
Fatima Benaissa, University of Bejaia, Algeria
Prince Ofori Amponsah, University of Ghana, Ghana
Veronique Yoboue, Félix Houphouët-Boigny Universit, Côte d'Ivoire
Sponsors: French National Research Agency, France
São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil

What?

Full Project Title: Citizens’ Empowerment through Biomonitoring of Air Quality in Response to Mining, Recycling and Using Georesources
Full Call Title: Pathways2020
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Why?

Project Objective: AirGeo's objective is to involve the citizen in monitoring his or her environment, especially the quality of ambient air, at a low cost and with a low impact on the environment. Such a technique must also rely on the potential of high-resolution mapping.

AirGeo's objective is to produce a synthesis of emissions related to different mining, heavy metal recycling and traffic activities in various contexts by creating a network of transdisciplinary academic and nonacademic actors ranging from geology to social sciences
Call Objective: The goal of this CRA is to provide a science base for achieving sustainability goals. The CRA will support 1-2 years of collaborative research networking activities that focus on integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches to develop Earth-system-based transformation pathways for sustainable development.

Where?

Regions: Africa, Europe, South America
Countries: Brazil, France, Ghana, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Senegal

When?

Duration: 24 months
Call Date: 2020
Project Award Date: 2021