WP5 will develop novel methods for the collection of exposure-related data from new sources. These include social media, online mapping platforms, discussion websites, street-level imagery, crowdsourcing campaigns, and sensors embedded in the city infrastructure. By linking new data with birth cohorts, we aim to offer new insight into aspects of the built and natural environment that are not covered by conventional datasets. Micropopulation statistics collected by local, national and international statistical offices will also be assessed to try and better capture the social environment a child grows up in at an area – e.g. neighbourhood – level.
Exposure indicators relating to air pollution, noise, social inequalities, and other physical and social properties will be the focus of this work package. To further unlock knowledge on properties of the built and natural environment, we will involve people – by means of crowdsourcing campaigns – to benefit from human-based annotations of the collected data. WP5 will also develop and release tools for exposome data collection and enrichment.