New, low-cost sensor technology can find and measure invisible pollutants that harm our health and change the climate.
EDF is bringing together innovators from industry, universities and advocacy groups to transform raw data into action. We've come a long way. See eight developments that show progress »
Our current projects with sensors
Technology can detect methane leaks. So we challenged innovators to develop low-cost, real-time sensors that signal leaks at oil and natural gas sites. Now, we're putting this solution into practice.
Partners: PG&E, Quanta3, Sensit, Shell, Statoil
Using Google Street View cars equipped with sophisticated sensing technology, we create maps that help utilities and regulators prioritize pipeline repair and replacement.
Partners: Google Earth Outreach, Colorado State University
Air pollution is harmful to our health, invisible and hard to measure. With Google, we convened a team to map it – in detail nearly impossible before.
Partners: Google Earth Outreach, University of Texas at Austin, Aclima, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Wearable technology is a new frontier in data collection, and it can now reveal what chemicals are in our environment. Special wristbands absorb chemicals, allowing researchers to see the chemicals around us.
Partners: MyExposome, Oregon State University
Our work highlights great potential for sensors as a low-cost tool for solving environmental problems. That reality is closer than ever.
We're committed to surfacing the top environmental problems, assembling the right partners and expanding the solutions to have a greater impact.