This project is a collaboration between Connect University and Phandeeyar. Dr. Kirt Page and his students at Connect University felt that pollution in Yangon was an issue that wasn't nearly getting as much attention as it deserved, and they believed this was mostly due to the lack of available data.
The past year has been a process of learning the science of air quality measurement and how we can apply it to make Yangon a healthier place to breathe. Phandeeyar also shares this goal, so together, they teamed up to spread the word and make air quality information available for everyone in Myanmar. It's through learning from and collecting reliable data that we can really know what is the cause of pollution in Yangon and take steps to make it better.
Currently, Clean Air Myanmar is built using data directly from the Purple Air sensors, some of which were set up by Dr. Page and his team, but on this website, we will be able to integrate any sensors that are web accessible. This means that in the future we can present data from sources other than just Purple Air. If you have a sensor you'd like us to add to our map, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.