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Your planet needs you

We decentralize, incentivize and gamify environmental monitoring.

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    Sense

    Get a Planetwatch-compliant sensor and generate real-time air quality data for your location.

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    Stream

    Stream data to PlanetWatch and help us build the first immutable air quality data ledger in the world.

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    Earn Tokens

    Validated air quality measurements will earn you Planets – utility tokens issued on the Algorand blockchain.

Air pollution kills

Globally, 93% of children under 18 live with air pollution levels that exceed World Health Organization guidelines.

Exposure to air pollution is linked to a wide range of adverse health consequences for children, including infant mortality, asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders and childhood cancers. In 2013, air pollution caused 4.2 million premature deaths, $ 225 Billion in lost work hours and $ 5,110 Billion in social costs (equivalent to Japan’s gross GDP).

Air pollution kills

Globally, 93% of children under 18 live with air pollution levels that exceed World Health Organization guidelines. Exposure to air pollution is linked to a wide range of adverse health consequences for children, including infant mortality, asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders and childhood cancers. In 2013, air pollution caused 4.2 million premature deaths, $ 225 Billion in lost work hours and $ 5,110 Billion in social costs (equivalent to Japan’s gross GDP).

Air Monitoring is broken!

Today, air quality monitoring is mostly performed via large governmental stations, installed in a relatively small number of locations. Governmental agencies publish the data typically after a 24 hours delay.

This mesh is not dense enough to quickly detect some sources of pollution that can generate dangerous situations. Also, as data are not published in real time, delays in pollution peaks detection occur, with no timely warnings for endangered populations. As a consequence, many people do not feel protected by the government.

The PlanetWatch network

We are launching a global network of air quality sensors and environmentally-conscious people. PlanetWatchers will have the possibility to install high-performance air quality sensors outside their home, or carry them while moving in the city or traveling.

Additional sensors will be installed in partnership with local authorities, transport and telecommunications companies and other corporate entities.

This approach enables us to quickly deploy low-cost, dense, real-time air quality monitoring networks that effectively complement governmental networks.

Sensing is mining

A grid overlay is applied to each territory with sensors connected to PlanetWatch. Each cell in the grid is dynamically assigned a status, which reflects the potential to earn Planets by performing air quality measurements inside the cell. An algorithm ensures that higher rewards are offered where fewer measurements have occurred in the previous time frame.

This mechanism creates an incentive to carry out measurements in neglected cells, aiming to optimize coverage of active territories.

It is possible to buy a sensor from PlanetWatch and operate it to earn (“mine”) Planets. It is also possible to sponsor a sensor already installed by PlanetWatch and mine Planets without actually managing any sensor. Sponsoring a sensor to earn tokens is our version of cloud mining.

Sensing is mining

A grid overlay is applied to each territory with sensors connected to PlanetWatch. Each cell in the grid is dynamically assigned a status, which reflects the potential to earn Planets by performing air quality measurements inside the cell. An algorithm ensures that higher rewards are offered where fewer measurements have occurred in the previous time frame.

This mechanism creates an incentive to carry out measurements in neglected cells, aiming to optimize coverage of active territories.

It is possible to buy a sensor from PlanetWatch and operate it to earn (“mine”) Planets. It is also possible to sponsor a sensor already installed by PlanetWatch and mine Planets without actually managing any sensor. Sponsoring a sensor to earn tokens is our version of cloud mining.

The first PlanetWatch-compliant air quality sensor has been developed by a laboratory of the Italian National Research Council and has been independently tested by the EU Joint Research Center.

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    Pollutants

    PM2.5, PM 10, NO2, O3, CO

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    Meteorological Parameters

    Temperature and relative humidity

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    Greenhouse Gases

    CO2

A very experienced team

We are seasoned entrepreneurs with a strong track record in science, technology, marketing, law and consulting.
Claudio Parrinello
CEO
Ivan D’Ettorre
CTO
Stefano Di Lecce
Business Development
Paolo Spagnolo
Scientific Partnerships
Roberto Falzone
Blockchain & Mobile Developer
Antonio Marincolo
Legal Advisor
Rosario Nocera
Art Director

News

Algorand Platform Announces its First Major Environmental Use Case: PlanetWatch Global Air Quality Monitoring

BOSTON — JANUARY 24, 2020 — Algorand today announced a unique initiative where PlanetWatch, an environmental monitoring service, will build the world’s first immutable air quality ledger utilizing the Algorand blockchain and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies.

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Your planet needs you!

Air pollution is a major societal issue. Globally, 93% of children under 18 live with air pollution levels that exceed World Health Organization guidelines. Exposure to air pollution is linked to a wide range of adverse health consequences for children, including infant mortality, asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders and childhood cancers. Air quality monitoring is broken! Today, monitoring is mostly performed via large governmental stations, installed in a relatively small number of locations, usually in cities and along major transport routes. Government agencies manage and publish data typically after a 24 hours delay.

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