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About Citi-Sense-MOB


Our main goal is to establish mobile air quality measurements. We placed mobile sensors on Ruter's busses and other vehicles. These sensors contribute to the global GEOSS earth observation program. We also use the mobile phone to present information to the users, and will ask them for feedback and suggestions.

«Moving the control from fixed installations to mobile users will create the dynamics necessary for innovation. And innovation is our key business», says Reidun Gangdal, the project leader of CITI-SENSE-MOB and senior advisor at Kjeller Innovasjon.

CITI-SENSE-MOB was granted under the EMMIA (European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance) funds and the agreement CITI-SENSE-MOB SI2.647655 was signed with the European Commission. The total cost of the project is 715.500 € (500.00 € funded by the EC). The Project duration was 24+3 months, from September 2013 to December 2015. Activities were performed around

Design of services
Citi-Sense-MOB wants to meet the needs of urban stakeholders with a focus on environmental management. The goal is to improve the knowledge about air quality in the city of Oslo by ubiquitous monitoring and to provide products according to the needs of citizens and local authorities so that the results of the project are user-friendly, competitive and relevant to the urban stakeholders. The main part of this task is the interaction with urban stakeholders to understand their needs and motivations.

Adaptation of sensor platform and sensor network to mobile environments
In this task we will employ and adapt to Citi-Sense-MOB needs new sensing technology based on micro- and nano-sensors to monitor air pollutants (NO2, CO, O3, NO, SO2 and PM), green house gases (CO2) and meteorological variables (Temperature, Pressure and Relative Humidity). This brings new challenges as we need to move away from fixed, isolated, and well controlled systems to an open and scalable infrastructure where many sensors are generating big data while moving in the city. We will adapt the sensors to be mounted on vehicles (cars and buses) and on bicycles. To ensure the quality of the data we will calibrate the sensors on NILU laboratories and on the field.

Service acceptance trials
The goal of this WP is to ensure the communication between the sensor platform, GNSS signals and the mobile network. The communication platforms needs to be able to accept incoming GNSS signals and be able to relay both position and sensor information to the server over the mobile network. We will perform the first tests in 2013 using a car and an electrical bicycle. Once we verify that the whole system functions, we will scale it to more cars, buses and bicycles.

Product implementation
This WP focuses on providing the architecture for real time management of the mobile sensor platforms. We will also develop a mobile phone application with useful and user-friendly environmental products and a social media platform to foster communication between the project and the urban stakeholders. The Citi-Sense-MOB Architecture will be based on the GEOSS architecture supporting GMEA and GNSS.

Management, dissemination and exploitation of project information
The main objective of the Citi-Sense-MOB management and dissemination is to ensure that project outcomes are delivered in time, within budget and to the highest possible standards, to raise public awareness, spread the project results and to promote their commercial exploitation.


The consortium working on Citi-Sense-MOB includes the following companies:

  • Kjeller Innovation, fostering innovation and supporting entrepreneurs.
  • NILU a research organisation.
  • SINTEF a research organisation.
  • Movation, creating the ecosystem for innovative services.
  • UNIK as academic institute.

Members of the Citi-Sense-MOB initiative

The core team behind Citi-Sense-MOB is composed by researchers, technicians and PhD students. But the most important part of the project is the user’s community. Contact us and get involved with Citi-Sense-MOB.

Citi-Sense-MOB Members: Alena Bartonova, Arne J Berre, Bjarne Tarjei Haugen, Christine Oppegaard, Eivind Engesæter, Franck R Dauge, Hai-Ying Liu, Halvor Jutulstad, Jim Greatorex, Josef Noll, Kristin Cecilie Mathisen, Mike Kobernus, Mirjam Fredriksen, Morgan Kjølerbakken, Nuria Castell Balaguer, Reidun Gangdal, Sonja Grossberndt, Susanne Lützenkirchen, William A. Lahoz
Note: the names also includes people who joined meetings with the group

Kjeller Innovasjon

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Innovation generates and develops good ideas from research and industry. In collaboration with our partners, we take some of their ideas into the project phase and assists in relation to business creation, market introduction and financing. Kjeller Innovation has its main focus in the areas of energy, IT, social security, health, environment and biotechnology.

The company was founded in 1995 when the name Campus Basement. The establishment was initiated by the research institutes at Kjeller, Skedsmo and Akershus County Council. Kjelller Innovation works closely with industry, government, research and development organizations and has achieved good results in terms of value creation. Kjelller Innovation has collaborated with Akershus Technology Fund and the Norwegian Innovation Capital partners with financial strength to build on the assets created.

Project members of Kjeller Innovasjon: Reidun Gangdal


Since 1969 NILU (Norwegian Institute for Air Research) has been an independent research foundation specialising in air pollution research from global to local problems and today is one of the largest European institutes in this field. NILU is the Chemical Co-ordinating Centre for EMEP and coordinates the work under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on particulate matter. NILU is a member of the European Environment Agency’s Topic Centre on Air Quality and Climate Change.

NILU has 40 years of experience in ambient trace gas measurements, air quality modelling and management activities. In addition, NILU has been involved in several recent or current EC-research projects such as MEGAPOLI, CITYZEN, EUCAARI, EUSAAR, CREATE, GMES-GATO, FORMAT, ASSET, FUMAPEX, Air4EU, ACCENT, HENVINET, TRANSPHORM, Citi-Sense and ENVIROFI. The role of NILU varies within these various projects, but underlying them all is a strong tradition of technical support and expertise that has helped make NILU a leading research institute and has put it at the cutting edge of science and technology. The Software and Hardware group at NILU provides solutions to the Information Technology demands that are made from our clients, partners and strategic projects, whether it is a simple web page, or a complete air quality monitoring system to provide data on a national level.

Project members of NILU: Alena Bartonova, Franck R Dauge, Hai-Ying Liu, Mike Kobernus, Mirjam Fredriksen, Morgan Kjølerbakken, Nuria Castell Balaguer, Sonja Grossberndt, William A. Lahoz


SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. We create value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develop technological solutions that are brought into practical use.

SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research concern that possesses international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences, and our aim is to become the most renowned contract research institution in Europe.

Project members of SINTEF: Arne J Berre


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Movation is the leading independent resource center for open innovation in the Nordic. Movation helps start-ups and established companies to expand, extend and excel in their innovation activities. Movation was founded in 2006 by seven Norwegian companies, and was in 2009 transferred into an SME. Through Movation the partners created an arena where experts with different professional backgrounds and expertise exploited their knowledge in new ways to foster innovation.

Project members of Movation: Bjarne Tarjei Haugen


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The University Graduate Center Kjeller (UNIK) is an academic partners in this project. UNIK is a non-profit educational and research foundation owned by the University of Oslo (UiO), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the three major research institutes: the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI), Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and Telenor R&D. UNIK is a graduate educational institution for master and doctoral students, primarily from UiO and NTNU. The main focus of UNIK is on applied science.

Project members of UNIK: Eivind Engesæter

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Collaboration Partners

  • Ruter
  • Oslo Kommune
  • Nobina
  • HiOA

Clean Air Collaboration

  • Citizen Observatory (Facebook)
  • CitiSense