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Pollen

Using satellites to predict the start of the pollen season

Is it possible to use satellites to predict and monitor the development of pollen levels in the atmosphere? We use the vegetation index in our forecasting - using satellite data to measure chlorophyll levels in leaves.

Hazel pollen spread starting in Northern and Central Europe

Hazel pollen levels on the rise in Northern Europe - Southern Europe seems set for a more normal start of season.

Kick-off for the European pollen season

For many people allergic to pollen, timing the start of medication is crucial. Alder and hazel pollen are often the among the first to appear - we analyse historic and current data to give you estimates for the onset of the pollen season in Europe.

Vaccine pills for birch pollen

Vaccine pills for birch pollen allergy become available. Up to now, vaccine against birch pollen allergy has been given...

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The accidental badger detector

PM2.5 levels peaked late at night and early mornings at our sensor test site and we struggled to find out why. Turns out the answer had fur and four legs.

We’re measuring pollen!

We are running our airminer 2.0 sensors to calculate local pollen levels. As expected, pollen levels vary with temperature and precipitation, but we also see significant variations through the day.

When to expect birch pollen in Norway?

Hazel and alder is flowering in Southern Norway, but the key allergen to many of us is birch. When can we expect the birch pollen season to start?

Spring in Europe – alder, hazel and birch pollen

We are heading into warmer and lighter days in Europe, lockdowns or not. And no surprise, the pollen is faithfully here.

Green in India means red in Norway

We've attempted to compare the different PM2.5 breakpoints in selected air quality indices. It turns out a green level does not mean the same around the world.

EU’s clean air outlook – saving lives and reducing costs

EU has launched its Second Clean Air Outlook report. There are both premature deaths and money to be saved by improving the air quality.

Pilot testing our air quality monitor – where is the pollution coming from?

We are pilot testing our air quality monitors and have started to dig into the first results. We had expected local variations in PM-levels, but it turns out the source is probably found far away from the neighbour's wood burning stove.

Air quality in Europe – it’s going the right way

EEA's recent report gives hope for the air quality in Europe. Most pollutants have been reduced the last decade, but Eastern Europe is still heavily affected.