SAMHE (Schools Air quality Monitoring for Health and Education) is an indoor air quality research project funded by EPSRC that utilises Citizen Science methods to co-design, collect and analyse data on classroom air quality.
SAMHE is aiming to have indoor air quality monitors in 2000 schools, which will produce an unparalleled data set of UK classroom air quality. Schools that participate in SAMHE receive a free indoor air quality monitor that collects data on levels of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and total volatile compounds, as well as temperature and relative humidity. Schools can also view their classroom data on air quality in their classroom using the specially designed Web App, where they can also access curriculum linked resources and example experiments.
During this webinar, SAMHE researcher Dr Rhys Archer discusses the project, with particular insights given to the Citizen Science methods used.
SAMHE is a collaboration between five UK universities (University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of York (through the Stockholm Environment Institute's York centre), University of Surrey, University of Leeds) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).