The information gathered will be used to detect pollution hotspots and provide a database of environmental analytics to help protect the health of Miami’s inhabitants.
The City of Miami, Florida, has partnered with PlanetWatch to deploy an air quality monitoring network across the city.
This deployment will be the company’s first large-scale project in the US and follows the integration of its technology in several European cities.
PlanetWatch’s decentralised indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring network is built on the Algorand blockchain. So-called ‘PlanetWatchers’ will host the air quality sensors to collect green data that will be transcribed onto the Algorand blockchain.
Contributors will then receive ‘Planets’ tokens as compensation. The information will be used to detect pollution hotspots and provide a database of environmental analytics to help protect the health of Miami’s inhabitants.
The project will build upon the City’s commitments made as part of its “Miami Forever Climate Ready” initiative.
“Miami is striving to become a green city through policies like the ‘Miami Forever Climate Ready’ initiative, and it is hugely exciting that innovators like PlanetWatch and Algorand are coming here to implement major sustainable technology in the US,” said Francis Suarez, mayor.
Smart Cities World, 30 November 2021