The full programme for this year’s Royal Society of Chemistry conference is now available, please click on the link below for full details and registration information.
This year’s conference looks at ways in which new technologies and data analysis will shape air quality monitoring programmes in the future.
Monitoring of air quality takes place for two related reasons - checking for compliance with legislation, and improving our understanding of air pollution and its effects. While regulatory measurement dominates in terms of national-scale, long-term monitoring, it necessarily entails caution about changing metrics, measuring technologies and monitoring strategies, which may otherwise improve our understanding and, as a consequence, enhance our scope for interventions to improve air pollution.
In recent years, many new technologies have been developed that promise valuable information, for example highly time-resolved data to improve source attribution that was not available before. Other developments offer opportunities for new measurement strategies to clarify spatial variations of pollution within cities, or personal exposure. With these developments have come new ways of collecting and analysing data, and synergistic development of models.
This conference will address these developments and the new opportunities that they offer. It will be introduced by internationally recognised experts to set the scene at the national and European level and will bring together leading scientists and policy makers, to provide a broad and up-to-date survey of the measurement, regulatory and scientific issues. The conference will also provide an update on the European-funded AirMonTech project which aims to harmonize current air pollution monitoring techniques and to advise on future monitoring technologies and strategy.
Item date 15/10/2012