YetiSense Monitors Air Quality at the Port of Gdynia

The sensors have been installed in sensitive spots in Port of Gdynia and in port’s vicinity, to quickly alarm dwellers of Gdynia about the potential threat (Photo: Port of Gdynia)
The sensors have been installed in sensitive spots in Port of Gdynia and in port’s vicinity, to quickly alarm dwellers of Gdynia about the potential threat (Photo: Port of Gdynia)

The problem of nuisance resulting from the close neighbourhood of port areas, raised by the inhabitants of Gdynia City Centre during the meeting at the City Hall on 25 July has become one of the priorities among activities undertaken by the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A., aiming at reducing dust emission in particular terminals.

Therefore, at the beginning of September this year, a new comprehensive yetiSense system to monitor air pollution emission has been introduced at the Port of Gdynia. This intelligent system created by SeaData monitors the quality of air in real time, displaying all data in an attractive form, alarming the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. in case permitted levels are exceeded.

The innovative yetiSense systems consists of a network of sensors installed within the area of Port and outside it, measuring the content of suspended particulates PM2.5 and PM10, as well as noise level. The sensors have been installed in sensitive spots in Port of Gdynia and in port’s vicinity, to quickly alarm dwellers of Gdynia about the potential threat. All data from the measurement equipment are sent directly to an analytical platform, where data from other sources, e.g. from Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection station and weather forecasts are collected and processed. The system will also be uploaded with transhipment schedules at port terminals. Then, reports in form of charts and maps are generated in real time. In case an anomaly is detected, the system will inform the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. that permissible air pollution standards have been exceeded. Thanks to the use of advanced learning artificial intelligence algorithms – machine learning – yetiSense may predict potential threats several days in advance. What is more, it may also integrate and analyse data form any number of sensors, even of other producers, e.g. Agency of Regional Air Quality in Gdansk Metropolitan Area.

At present the measurement equipment has been placed in three locations: in Węglowa and Chrzanowskiego streets and next to the Emigration Museum. Two more will be located at the Port of Gdynia until the end of September.

– The topic of emission of dust produced as a result of transhipments carried out at the Port of Gdynia is socially sensitive, which is why it is met with a special understanding and attention by the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. – underlines Grzegorz Dyrmo, Vice President of the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. – This is also why we have launched a system for monitoring activities related to the transhipment carried out that the Port of Gdynia, whose aim is to discipline the works of particular terminals and eliminate emission of harmful particulates to the maximum; also to make sure that transhipment processes at the Port of Gdynia are done observing ecological requirements.

rel (Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.)

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