CESGA, through its participation in the TRAFAIR project, contributes to the Clean Air Award awarded to the city of Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago de Compostela was distinguished as the city with less than one hundred thousand inhabitants most committed to the quality of air breathed by its citizens by the jury of the Clean Air Award, organized by the Clean Air Platform X. This recognizes the innovative and collaborative nature of the TRAFAIR project (Understanding Traffic Flows to Improve Air Quality). The award ceremony, which will have institutional representation in the planting of a tree as a symbol of the renaturation of cities, will be held when the health situation allows it.
The jury highlighted the city of Santiago de Compostela, in the category of cities with less than 100,000 inhabitants, in recognition of the scientific rigor of the TRAFAIR project and its use of new technologies and the development of innovative and sustainable services to produce new information. strong and reliable. In addition, they highlighted the valuable and pioneering generation of knowledge that arises from the cooperation of public administrations and universities in Spain and Italy, as collected by Compostela’s candidacy.
TRAFAIR (Understanding Traffic Flows to Improve Air Quality) is a European project in which, in addition to the Santiago City Council and the USC through CiTIUS and CRETUS (Cross-disciplinary Research in Environmental Technologies), CESGA (Centro Galician Supercomputing), and six other European partners. Its objective is to study air quality based on weather conditions and road traffic. The results obtained will allow administrations to have data that allows quantifying air pollution and the way it is distributed throughout the cities, and adopt the necessary measures to reduce the impact. At the same time, it enables citizens and public institutions to become aware of the quality of the air we breathe.
The TRAFAIR project has a budget of 2,197,530 euros financed with ERDF funds for the period from November 2018 to October 2020. TRAFAIR is a collaboration among the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the University of Florence, the University of Santiago de Compostela, the Municipality of Modena, the Tuscany region, the Municipality of Santiago de Compostela, the CESGA (Galician Supercomputing Center), the University of Zaragoza and Lepida SPA.
More information on the Platform for Clean Air:
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