Air quality network in athletics iaaf - Ambient, noise and air quality monitoring systems

IAAF - International Association of Athletics Federations Deployment of a global air quality network on outdoor athletic tracks certified by the IAAF

The IAAF aims to advocate for clean air by providing real-time information on air quality and athlete performance. In addition, it seeks to influence environmental policies, find solutions for air quality and conduct awareness campaigns.

The problem:

The IAAF in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program aims to address the problem of air pollution that contributes to 7 million deaths a year worldwide. By creating an air quality monitoring network on 1000 athletic tracks around the world, it provides a first-class opportunity to provide evidence to improve the health of citizens and future athletes. It also demonstrates an innovative approach to solving the problem of air pollution.

Our solution:

Supply and installation on demand of Kunak AIR equipment (fixed and mobile) with GPRS for the monitoring of parameters of polluting gases and particles.

Measurement parameters: PM1, PM2.5, PM10, C0, NO2, NO y O3.

Completed actions:

  • Deployment of a sensor network with embedded wireless communications.
  • Development of mobile application.
  • Monthly report of the data obtained.


Development of a calibrated environmental monitoring solution with the following functionalities:

  • System of alarms, alerts and statistics in real time.
  • Detection of episodes of increased pollution.
  • Management and remote calibration of the equipment.
  • Development of advanced statistical protocols to obtain data of high quality and reliability that provide high correlations with official stations and reference equipment.

Customer: IAAFIAAF - International Association of Athletics Federations

User: IAAF - International Association of Athletics Federations

Location: Worldwide (Monaco, Mexico, Japan, Ethiopia, Australia)

Environment: Urban

Year: 2018

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