The DIAMs Project brings together metropolitan policy makers, experts, citizens, community leaders, private and public stakeholders to build a data-exchange platform focused on service delivery and technological sovereignty, developed in an agile mode through a flagship engagement program that will foster and facilitate coordinated action at the individual, hyper-local, city, regional, national and supra-national levels.

The overall program is structured around four pillars:

Perception: Improve air quality information and produce high quality, detailed and adaptive air quality data, by combining the power of IoT, citizens science, private initiatives and the expertise of the air quality monitoring networks.

Balance: Enable fluid territorial and air quality data exchange between the urban, regional, national data platforms to build an efficient local data infrastructure and facilitate integrated planning.

Creation: Tap on the citizens and private sector ‘s creativity and expertise to co-develop and implement innovative solutions for air quality.

Motion: Delivering personalized and adaptive information to citizens and policy makers and engaging them.

The program

The DIAMS program consists in:

(1) creating a network of contributors, both citizens and private organizations who put their skills (observation and analysis, insights and imagination, technology and fabrication, leadership and communication) to work for the benefit of air quality (Perception, Creation)

(2) bringing human, spaces, data and technological resources to the network (Balance, Creation)

(3) integrating the contributors efforts outputs in the Metropolitan air quality policies through participative procedures and an annual projects incubation process (Balance, Motion).

The platform

The DIAMS Platform provides the data and services used by the Contributors. It facilitates transactions between the various stakeholders that would otherwise have difficulty finding each other. It also provides technological building blocks that are used as a foundation on top of which a large number of innovators can develop complementary services or products.

DIAMS is organized around four structural portals:

Sensor platform (Perception): Sensor acquisition and assimilation/aggregation procedures

Territorial portal (Balance): APIs for platforms communication and data exchange, Lean Emission Inventory, Cloud based conceptual analysis tools

Innovation portal (Creation): access to open public data and regulated access to proprietary data; open innovation platform based around blockchain technology

Services platform (Motion): user-centered design applications and community management tools. Engagement mapping.



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