Mobile Environmental Monitoring

Over the past years, interest in high spatially resolved data of environmental parameters has increased, in order to better assess personal exposure, hot spots, … etc. The emergence of IoT (Internet of Things) and sensor technology enable new generation of mobile sensor units and its deployment at unprecedented scale. Mobile sensor networks, deployed in vehicles, bikes, or as personal devices, offer the benefit of larger spatio-temporal coverage at a fraction of the deployment and maintenance cost. However, mobile monitoring poses additional technical challenges, that need to be addressed before its wide adoption.

This workshop will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities of mobile environmental sensing of different environmental parameters. Based on existing pilots and projects conducted in recent years, lessons learned will be provided to apply this technology in future smart city applications. We will present the use of mobile monitoring in different domains: air quality, sound and vibration and electromagnetic fields.

Date: Tuesday May 04th 2021, 10:00 - 12:00


Registered participants will receive the MS Teams-link a few days before the meeting.

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Agenda (2h online event)

  • 10:00 - 10:15

Mobile monitoring: A general introduction, Martine Van Poppel (VITO)


  • 10:15 - 10:35

Mobile monitoring using airQmap: data analysis and lessons learned, Jan Peters/Martine Van Poppel (VITO)


2021-05-04 VITO airQmap final.pdf
  • 10.35 - 10.55

Mobile Air Quality in Antwerp on postal vans, Jelle Hofman (IMEC-NL)


2021-05-04-Mobile Monitoring IMEC-NL.pdf
  • 10.55 - 11.15

Road traffic noise as proxy for traffic: multidisciplinary applications, policy support and smart city potential, Luc Dekoninck (UGent)


Luc Dekoninck COOCK mobile in template.pdf
  • 11.15 - 11.35

Denoising of opportunistic mobile measurements, Dick Botteldooren (UGent)

  • 11.35 - 11.55

Mobile Measuring of Electromagnetic Fields, Wout Joseph (UGent)


2021 05 04 IMEC WAVES radiation mobileMeasurements v3.pdf
  • 11:55 - 12:00


You can watch this workshop on Youtube here