5/5/2023 PRESS RELEASE: Air Quality and Participatory Science
Participatory Science is an expansive field where the public contributes to scientific knowledge and understanding. There are twenty-five air sensors across twenty-plus municipalities in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. Over 750,000 residents can access real-time, local air quality data. Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) collects data from monitoring sites that it operates year-round throughout the North Central Coast Air Basin and collects ozone data from a separate site operated by the National Parks Service at Pinnacles National Park.