Node-S Sensor from Breathe London Community project

Air Sensors for Air Quality & Environmental Agencies

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Cities such as London, Paris, and Perth have worked with Clarity to implement hybrid, low-cost ambient air quality monitoring networks to supplement existing regulatory air pollution measurement networks.

  • Air sensors are increasingly recognized as a valuable tool for indicative and non-regulatory supplemental and informational monitoring (NSIM). 
  • Clarity’s Sensing-as-a-Service solutions are designed to complement existing government infrastructure.
  • We work with you to design a robust air quality monitoring network that is validated for data accuracy and precision.

Proven success with air monitoring

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, pointing out at Clarity Node-S

Clarity Case Study

Breathe London

The Breathe London Community Sensing Network, the largest air quality sensing network in the world, aims to democratise air quality monitoring and create a community of groups who support each other and share their experiences and ideas for improving air pollution conditions. Learn more >>


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Modernize your air quality monitoring infrastructure to address current air pollution issues

There is an increasing demand for high-resolution, accurate air pollution data.

Increased public awareness of air pollution issues

Communities around the world are creating increased public accountability for air quality managers.

Limited budgets for air monitoring equipment

Annual federal funding for U.S. state and local air quality management grants has decreased by 20% since 2004 after adjusting for inflation.

Expensive reference equipment leads to blind spots

Federal reference monitors (FRM) are designed to monitor air quality trends year-over-year — but can’t identify day-to-day, localized pollution events.

Outdated regulatory standards don’t fit current trends

Many air quality regulations are decades old and do not adequately address modern-day air pollution challenges. 

Node-S, Sensing-as-a-Service solution
Node-S in an urban area

Are air quality sensors accurate?

To support a broader understanding and more effective use of this technology, the US EPA recently released performance standards for air sensors that will help to better characterize the performance of commercially available air sensors in a clear and standardized way. 

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Easily and cost-effectively collect more air quality data by modernizing your air quality monitoring network

A robust air sensor network can help raise awareness of air quality, protect citizens from air pollution exposure, and mitigate air pollution concerns in your community.

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Affordably increase air quality measurement points

Deploy dozens of low-cost air quality sensors for the equivalent cost of one Federal Reference Monitor.

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Understand local air pollution sources and dynamics

Collect high resolution, accurate air quality measurements at unmonitored sites.

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Inform your stakeholders in real-time

Share real-time air quality information with your stakeholders to understand short-term changes in air pollution.

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Leverage air pollution data to drive positive impact

Accurate and localized air pollution data will enable you to make strategic data-driven decisions to protect public health.

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Air quality monitoring success stories

Janice Lam Snyder

Representative, Sac Metro Air District

"A program is only half the program when you have the data, and the other half is what information the community will have so that they know what actions to take to protect themselves, to protect their family, their employees, and just their community members in general." 

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David Frisbey

Planning and Air Monitoring Manager, Monterey Bay Air Resources District

"The best thing I can say about Clarity is the reduction of effort by our air monitoring staff. Very little hands-on work is required to operate the equipment, which from a management standpoint is a real benefit to the District. It's implemented quickly, we can start streaming the data immediately, and we really don't have to do much more than that.”

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Eddie Ahn

Executive Director, Brightline Defense

"Clarity was our first-choice air quality monitoring provider for several reasons. We enjoyed working with the Clarity team - they are highly knowledgeable and always responsive. The Node-S devices themselves are also incredibly resilient, which was especially important for us when deploying the monitors in emergency conditions during the wildfire events this past year."

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William Chevalier

Supervising Air Monitoring Specialist, Monterey Bay Air Resources District

"We were excited when we saw what Clarity was offering — it works very nicely for our objectives with the wildfire air monitoring network. We liked that Clarity’s sensors are very quick to install and very easy to use, thanks to the native solar panel and cellular antenna. Not having to use somebody else's WiFI in a remote location is great — that had been a major issue for us with several projects.”

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Adrian Rehn

Project Leader, Valley Vision

“We're a nonprofit, so we don't have a ton of capacity to mess around with tech. Clarity devices are easy to deploy and solar-powered, so you can put them in parks, on rooftops, wherever — and they just work. We can focus on working with our community members.”

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Michael Ogletree

Air Quality Technical Services Program Manager, Denver Department of Public Health and Environment

“Addressing community concerns and improving public health are the primary goals of any air quality program. The Clarity Nodes we have deployed are placed near sensitive populations and projects as a way of better protecting the health of our residents and better informing our decisions around air quality.”

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William Chevalier

Supervising Air Monitoring Specialist, Monterey Bay Air Resources District

"We wanted a network that would get real-time data out to the public immediately and show air quality changes in real-time — which we had been unable to do with our network of reference-grade equipment alone."

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