D3.3 Preliminary Pilot III Integration Air Quality Monitoring System Use Case

Summary:

In the CIPSEC project the Task 3.3 aims to integrate the CIPSEC framework into an air quality domain CI. The implementation will take place through the close collaboration between CSI and ARPA and the solution providers and related services that are part of the CIPSEC consortium. This report will describe the steps needed to get the preliminary integration.

Project partners have offered their top solutions that, conceived for specific security issues, play their role in contexts and scenarios that are very different from each other and are not specifically designed for our Pilot. The hypothesis of using a part or all of the tools proposed is linked to a deepening of the characteristics of the Environmental Pilot and an overview is required that facilitates the specific vision that suits our scenario.

The Air Quality Analysis and Monitoring is becoming ever more important as pollution-related phenomena are closely linked to public health. As a result of exceeding the thresholds for polluting elements (eg pm10), restrictive measures have been taken to the movement of private means as well as the temperature of buildings and the technology used for heating.

The Regional Air Quality Detection System deals with the management and coordination of air quality monitoring systems in the Piedmont Region, which is an integrated system that enables the centres to acquire data from stations, applications, application services, Internet sites designed for planning, managing, communicating and disseminating environmental data.

The communication technologies used by the stations are different, depending partially on the historical period in which the station was installed and by the nature of the station itself of which: 56 are fixed stations that have different connection types, 38 using ISDN connectivity, 2 using the ADSL, 10 using a 3G connection, while the mobile stations are still 6 of the 3G type and are used for extraordinary campaigns or in emergency situations such as forest fires or fires of industrial structures or in case of outbreaks of toxic substances.

The assessment of air quality is useful to ensure the protection of the health of the population and the protection of ecosystems.

This evaluation is conducted through:

  • continuous monitoring of the most significant pollutants.
  • estimation of the spatial distribution of pollutants through modelling of dispersion, transport and transformation into atmosphere.

The integration of measured data from the monitoring network with those estimated through the dispersion models provides information on the levels of air quality with a great spatial and temporal detail across the regional territory. Data estimated through the models, besides producing useful elements for describing the levels of pollution even in areas not covered by the monitoring network, allow to estimate the possible impacts on air quality resulting from variations in the emissivity framework such as, for example, new production facilities, modification of the car park or use of new fuels.