In February 2023, the latest KATS project (KATS: India) was delivered with children living in communities in Nizamuddin and Jagdamba Camp, as well as Shiv Nadar School in New Delhi, India. The children became citizen scientists by collecting air quality data (focussing on PM2.5) within their local communities using mobile sensors provided by Kids Making Sense. The children found that the highest polluted areas were near congested highways, welding shops and dusty enclosed spaces.
This data can support scientists in making important advances in scientific research on air pollution in New Delhi, India. Their data is now uploaded onto the ‘Air Quality Data Visualisation Map‘ on the Kids Making Sense website which can be accessed worldwide.
KATS will continue to use the sensors which enables young people to become citizen scientists by measuring and monitoring air quality, interpreting the data they collect, and take action to reduce their exposure to air pollution. We can’t wait to show young people around the world the data that children from KATS: India collected!