Successfully monitored Venezia-Atalanta (34th day of Italian Serie A)

Despite a 3-1 defeat on the pitch, Venezia F.C., at whose 'Pierluigi Penzo' stadium the match against Atalanta was played, has certainly won the record of the most technologically advanced club in the top Italian football league. From 15 April to 30 September, a REACT control unit will be operational in the iconic football pitch surrounded by the greenery of the Giardini di Sant'Elena, just a few metres from the Biennale pavilions. The location was chosen by the CINSA researchers both for the specificity of the sports facility and the dynamics of an indoor mass event with thousands of fans concentrated in a short time and in a limited space, and for the possibility of intercepting millions of people from all over the world visiting the 59th International Art Exhibition of Venice.

The testing step starts for the six REACT stations

The six REACT stations have been installed near one of the Venetian ARPAV monitoring station.

This first step will allow Italian scientists from Ca’ Foscari to test the instruments and to validate the correct functioning of the installed sensors. During the next testing month, the six monitoring stations will register lots of information about the environmental conditions: atmospheric pollutants (PM 1, PM 2,5, PM 10), the ambient noise, the nitrogen dioxide and the sulfur dioxide. Other important measurements will be about the wind speed and direction, humidity and temperature.

All those information will be crucial for the REACT project: after the first testing step, units will be ready to be installed in various places in Venice.

REACT control units now available at Ca' Foscari University Campus

After a pre-testing phase guaranteed by the supplier, the REACT stations have started to measure the first parameters in the classrooms and laboratories of the Venetian university’s Scientific Campus. These stations are already measuring meteorological and environmental parameters in Turkey, Romania, Belgium, Iraq, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and, in a few months, Georgia. These are the ten parameters measured:

  1. Fine dust PM 1, PM 2, PM 5, PM 10 (low resolution);
  2. Barometer range 800/1100 hPa
  3. Sulfur dioxide (SO2 high resolution)
  4. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2 high resolution)
  5. Sound level probe (30/120 dB low resolution)
  6. Wind speed (0/75 m s-1)
  7. Wind direction