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Pia Jensen

Sep 6, 2017
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Hi Radu, great to see your monitoring tech here. Having your Model A set up in Uruguay has been really informative, not just for the radiation readings, but the temperature also. I think the newer models that detect pollution and CO2 are great tools that can be used to assess the success some of the solutions proposed by members of CoLab. You should consider "forking" this proposal to the Buildings category also.

Good Luck!


Pia Jensen

Oct 29, 2017
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uRADMonitor has achieved another success!

uRADMonitor is a National Winner and also became a Regional Finalist at the Central European Startup Awards 2017. https://www.uradmonitor.com/national-winner-at-cesawards-2017/


Pia Jensen

Oct 31, 2017
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Addressing the Judges evaluation comments, following are the judges comments and the summary of edits made to the Global Environmental Monitoring network proposal.

The Judges appreciated the effort at translating science jargon in understandable language for the public. They felt this ethos could further be translated to the application itself. The YouTube, for instance, is nicely done, but it is still quite technical for a consumer to grasp easily. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3n2fAaGXI

  • The lead author of the proposal is taking this into consideration.

While there is a need for air monitoring to track pollution, particularly in frontline communities, the proposal lacks information on public engagement and details on how the tool will be deployed and used by participants.

  • Discussion of the global network of participants deploying URADMonitors in their communities strengthened. Added to the Summary: "Participants maintain their monitoring devices and data is automatically delivered 24/7 to a comprehensive online resource accessible to anyone with internet and computer or other device that renders websites viewable."
  • Added to the Who will take these actions section: "Professionals working on air quality projects are encouraged to utilize the data produced by URADMonitor's participants."
  • Added to the Where will these actions be taken: "Ideally, URADMonitor units will be deployed in regions with the worst pollution so that greater and focused attention on pollution issues can be realized so work on solutions with governments and industries can commence."

Please note that URADMonitor is an existing technology with a global network providing data 24/7. In the What actions do you propose section is: "

3. Research and development

Develop more uRADMonitor hardware to address the pollution problem better. Currently we're prototyping the first uRADMonitor wearable, a system to be used by bicyclists and joggers to map their cities entirely.

25 April 2017: The new front-end developed for the uRADMonitor portal comes with more interactive access to the data, including support for mobile units. Read more: http://www.uradmonitor.com/site-v5-0/

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3n2fAaGXI"


The Judges suggested additional proofreading and editing would be helpful. (E.g. grammar and spelling: “Pollution kills, the same way like wars, accidents or terrorism. Deploying IOT devices for automated monitoring will increase awereness.

  • Grammatical edits made throughout the proposal as needed.

The Judges felt increased attention could be paid to the geographic scope of the focus.

  • URADMonitor is currently a global project, though greater attention can be paid to locations exhibiting greatest need, hence, added to Where will these actions be taken section is: "Ideally, URADMonitor units will be deployed in regions with the worst pollution so that greater and focused attention on pollution issues can be realized so work on solutions with governments and industries can commence."

They also felt the impact section could be made more positive.

  • The What impact section edited to evidence a forward thinking presentation (in Bold): The purpose of uRADMonitor is to influence mitigation. It is impossible to calculate the impact in numbers due to unavailable data. "That said, when people have information (data) they are empowered to make decisions to correct situations, such as high levels of pollution.
     

    For example, if China's heavily polluted cities had networks of URADMonitor units online, more people could make the cognitive connection between economic activity and air quality. It is hoped that with such a system in place, governments would be motivated to make different land use decisions leading to higher quality air and water so that people can experience healthier lives."


Pia Jensen

Nov 18, 2017
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More great news about uRADMonitor successes: Monitoring environmental factors the smart way https://medium.com/@cesawards/monitoring-environmental-factors-the-smart-way-809604382eca

Congratulations, Radu!

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