Students, scientists and advocates track pollution

The 100×100 project was part of EDF's work to forge inventive solutions to help people and nature prosper. Our hope is that this data serves the people who are most impacted by air pollution. To that end, in addition to engaging leading experts in science and technology, we worked closely with leaders in the West Oakland community.

Here's a look at the core project team and how we worked together:

EDF convened this project as part of our efforts to improve air quality and human health through the pioneering use of sensor technology.

University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley Lab researchers led the scientific elements of the study—designing, building and testing the black carbon sensors, installing and maintaining the 100×100 sensor network, and conducting data analysis.

West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) advised on monitor placement and led community outreach and recruitment of residents and local businesses to host 100×100 sensors.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) facilitated siting of monitors and co-location of the 100×100 sensors with regulatory-grade black carbon instruments, allowing for calibration and validation of the 100×100 sensors.