PigeonBlog provides an alternative way to participate in environmental air pollution data gathering. The project equips urban homing pigeons with GPS enabled electronic air pollution sensing devices capable of sending real-time location based air pollution and image data to an online mapping/blogging environment. PigeonBlog is being developed in conjunction with Preemptive Media’s AIR project.
“Pigeons to set up a smog blog,” _New Scientist
“Pigeons get backpacks for air pollution monitoring,” _Reuters
“Wired pigeons become smog monitors,” _NEWS.com.au
“SAN JOSE: In studying pollution, this professor will wing it UC Irvine scientist to equip pigeons for smog blogs,” _sfgate.com
- Beatriz da Costa with Cina Hazegh & Kevin Ponto