Air Watch Bay Area is an online, interactive tool that allows you to see current data on air pollution in Richmond, Crockett, Rodeo, and Benicia. You can also sign up for daily air quality alerts or use the website (or a downloadable app) to report smells and pollution events to the Air Watch Bay Area website and/or to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
This tool was created by the The Fair Tech Collective at Drexel University in Philadelphia in collaboration with the Community Robotics, Education, and Technology Empowerment Lab at Carnegie Mellon University and concerned community members from:
- Benicia Good Neighbor Steering Committee
- C.R.U.D.E. (Crockett-Rodeo United to Defend the Environment)
- LACEEN (Los Angeles)
- Community Science Institute (Richmond)
Download the Air Watch Bay Area Flyer
Other air pollution monitoring websites for the Richmond/San Pablo/North Richmond AB 617 measurement area:
- PSE Healthy Energy has created a Richmond Emissions Inventory that visualizes emissions data (criteria and toxic air pollutants) from permitted facilities in Richmond, California. The tool also provides information on sensitive populations in the area and incorporates CalEnviroScreen 3.0 data as a customizable background layer.
- Ramboll Shair uses a dynamic real-time map based on air quality measurements and their statistical and physics-based air quality models to track air quality trends across the measurement area in real time.
- Aclima measured important air pollutants across Richmond-San Pablo: PM 2.5, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. Using 110 million data points, collected over 25,000 miles from August through October 2019, they designed an interactive report to show average air pollution and greenhouse gases at the street level.
- Real-time air pollution monitoring is also available at Purple Air and Clarity Open Map.