IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute is an independent, non-profit research organisation owned by a foundation established by the Swedish government and the business community in 1966. IVL has since then been involved in the development of solutions to environmental problems at national and international level.

The institute comprises Sweden's largest groups of environmental experts and employs around 300 people, which makes IVL a leading institute for applied environmental research and consultancy services.

IVL undertakes research projects and contract assignments in the following areas: Natural resources, climate and environment, Resource-efficient recycling and consumption, Sustainable production and environmental technology, Sustainable urban development and transport.

In the NordicPath project, IVL will work with community-based monitoring using low-cost sensor networks and combining in-situ field calibration with machine learning and big data procedures for performance control and drift in the sensors. IVL will assess the performance of different calibration models by comparing them against reference data.

Contact in IVL:

Jenny Lindén (jenny.linden@ivl.se), Scientist and project manager who works with analyses of spatial and temporal variations in air pollution based on numerical modelling in combination with field studies, often connected to exposure assessment. Collaboration and communication with citizens, decision makers and practitioners is a central part in the majority of her projects. The connection between research and real-world applications is regarded as a key aspect to generate truly applicable and relevant results that will further the development of green, sustainable and smart cities.

Marta Segura Roux (marta.seguraroux@ivl.se), Scientist and project manager works with robust methods for cost-effective air quality monitoring, including the deployment of passive diffusion samplers which are really useful for mapping concentration patterns in cities.