Investors including Microsoft’s climate fund back hyperlocal environmental monitoring tech developer Aclima – TechCrunch
Mitigating the effects of climate change and pollution is a global problem, but it’s one that requires local solutions. We deploy sensor networks that combine mobile sensing where we use fleets of vehicles as a roving network. West Oakland, for instance, has used Aclima’s data to develop community intervention plans to reduce pollution in the communities that have been most impacted by the regions industrial economy. “The interconnected crises of climate change, public health and environmental justice urgently require lasting solutions,” said Herzl, in a statement. “We established our Climate Innovation Fund earlier this year to accelerate the development of environmental sustainability solutions based on the best available science,” said Brandon Middaugh, director, Climate Innovation Fund, Microsoft, in a statement.