About Air Watch

We’re a community organisation formed entirely of volunteers. We’re engineers, academics, event organisers and interested individuals who together make a unique cross-disciplinary skill-set. Our idea is simple – to provide residents and local businesses with affordable sensors to make a community assessment of the air quality and facilitate change.

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About Air Watch
Meet Sniffy - the sensor

Meet Sniffy - the sensor

We are developing an affordable air pollution sensor called Sniffy which will enable Southampton’s community to measure the quality of the air they breathe in places which matter to them – either at home or at work. Sniffy can be mounted virtually anywhere there is power and a Wi-Fi connection.

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Join the Air Watch Community!

AirWatch is a project ran by locals, for locals, which means that anyone can get involved! If you are a local business or resident, you can support us by setting an air monitoring sensor up at your premises or home. We are also working with local schools to teach kids about sensor technology and air quality. If you want to get contribute your skillset to Air Watch and want to use it as an opportunity to drive real change, whilst being part of this exciting project – we are looking for volunteers of different disciplines to support us. We’d love to hear from you!


FOR RESIDENTS - Become a citizen scientist

We all need to breathe clean air to live. Air pollution is invisible, but it affects us all. As a resident of Southampton you can participate, simply by attaching a small sensor to your home. This gives you clear visibility of the pollution you are exposed to whilst participating in a revolutionary air quality project. Please get in touch - we are so excited to hear from you!

FOR SCHOOLS - Teaching kids how about sensors and air pollution

We’re running school campaigns across Southampton to Sniffy, our air monitor is a highly technical device, including a small computer, interesting software and different components. An ideal project to show kids how science and sensors work and the importance of air pollution! Please get in touch with us to find out more!

FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES - Identify exposure

Southampton air pollution is now attracting national attention, businesses can have a major contribution in monitoring and identifying potential causes of air pollution. This can help businesses to understand air quality in their immediate environment, as well as the exposure to pollution experienced by staff. Get in touch with us to be included in our mailing list and learn more.