Windy announces partnership with OpenAQ
Air pollution represents one of the biggest issues and threats of our planet, it is the world’s fourth-largest risk factor for early death and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), nine out of ten human beings currently breathe unhealthy air.
Whether the origin of pollution is caused by natural disasters or is human-based, we believe that air quality data should be open and accessible to everyone.
We are delighted to announce our partnership with OpenAQ, our new ally in helping communities most affected by air pollution to protect their health more effectively.
OpenAQ is a non-profit organisation that has built the world’s largest open-source air quality data platform aggregating and harmonizing air quality data from reference-grade and low-cost sensor sources. By connecting communities with open data, OpenAQ aims to support the work of scientists, journalists, educators, entrepreneurs, community activists, and other air quality advocates fighting air inequality across the globe.
The same theme resonates with our mission to provide reliable air pollution data and present them in one easy-to-use form together with Windy weather forecast data and visualization to offer complete picture to our users.
Data made available on OpenAQ has been integrated into Windy.com, further expanding our portfolio of more than 44 000 stations. Users can access air pollution data via Air Quality stations. More about AQ stations here.