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Integrated monitoring system of spatial data to improve air quality in Krakow

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Air quality is currently at the forefront of the issues related to urban space, which are important for the residents of Kraków. Therefore, city authorities make efforts aimed at fighting with low emissions. Among many different activities, a special attention should be drawn to the implementation of the project: “Integrated monitoring system of spatial data to improve air quality in Kraków”. This complicated name comprises a number of future-oriented projects aimed not only at solving the problem of aerosanitary conditions ad hoc. In short, Kraków needs to be ventilated, because its unfavorable geographical position makes the air circulation in the city difficult. Therefore, how to increase the amount of fresh air in the city, at the same time reducing the disadvantages of living there? The implementation of the project comprises primarily a strategy calculated for many years, which will allow for such spatial planning, which will result in a better air exchange and regeneration in Kraków.

Another result of the project will be to provide a modern database of spatial information, obtained from the monitoring, control and measurements performed with the use of modern technology, in order to support the decision-making process, aimed at improving the quality of residents’ life, according to the idea of sustainable development.

Even if the residents of Kraków are not direct beneficiaries of the project, they will be the most affected by measurable effects of its implementation and will benefit most from its implementation. Employees of Kraków administration will gain excellent tools for spatial planning. Indirect beneficiaries will also include other public authorities, as well as research centers.

The project “Integrated monitoring system of spatial data to improve air quality in Kraków” is co-financed from the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. The value of the project is 3,685,671 Polish zloty, while the subsistence represents 85% of this value, i.e. 3,132,820 Polish zloty. The project will be run in the years 2014-2016 by the Municipality of Kraków in partnership with the Monitoring and Modeling of Air Pollution Department at the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute. The participation in the project of an institution with such high scientific achievements in the study of atmospheric phenomena and spreading of pollution ensures a proper conduct of its implementation.

Promotion, seminars, trainings and workshops

dzialanie67ikonka.pngConditions of ventilation and air quality in Kraków” or “Use of spatial data in the management of urban space – spatial analyses” are only some of the series of trainings and workshops, which will be organized within the action “Trainings and workshops” during two years of the project duration.

A very important component of implementation of each major project is to provide the most complete and detailed information about it. Therefore, the project “Integrated monitoring system of spatial data to improve air quality in Kraków” includes the action “Promotion of the project – press conferences and seminars”.

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Bilateral Cooperation Fund (FWD)

The project: "The collection, modelling and sharing of spatial data for the improvement of the quality of air – an exchange of experience in the MONIT-AIR project"

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European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism

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Through the EEA and Norwegian funds, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing social and economic inequality and strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Europe. These three countries closely cooperate with the EC on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement).

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Contact – Project Partners!

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The project is implemented by the Municipality of Kraków - Environmental Management Department of the Municipality of Kraków in partnership with the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management - National Research Institute in Warsaw, Kraków Branch.

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