Air quality monitoring and management - Advanced

EO4GEO Workshop

Air quality monitoring and management – Advanced 2022-03-29T13:47:19+00:00

Product Description

This workshop organized by University of Patras (UPAT) aims to provide advanced knowledge about the primary principles of air quality monitoring and management.

The management of near-surface air quality is essential due to its possible implications for public health, agricultural output, visibility, and aesthetic and cultural values. However, the intricacy in the availability of ground-based data makes the entire process of air-quality management difficult and uneconomic. Satellite-based observations reduce uncertainties in spatial distribution of air pollutants and the associated phenomena affecting them over synoptic and geospatial context.
The estimation of ground-level pollutant concentration using space-based observations is one of the foremost applications of remote sensing, which has recently been used for air quality management.

This 1 day workshop targets Bachelor/Master students.

Workshop structure

Session A: The basics of air quality monitoring and management
– Air quality basics / Copernicus program
– Air quality management monitoring and management
– Air quality assessment in Italy: ISPRA activities in the EU directives framework
Session B: The ground-truth: air quality measurements in urban scale
– Low-cost sensors for measuring PM2.5: Field evaluation, calibration and insights from medium size urban area
– Air quality monitoring through sensor-based networks in large metropolitan areas: The case of Athens, Greece
Session C: Transforming Earth Observation data into real insights for air quality
– Satellite data for air quality monitoring NO2 during pandemic times in Romania
– Airborne dust identification from space: a new, MSG/SEVIRI-based method for air quality assessment
– EO data to support estimation of wildfires atmospheric emissions: a contribution to the assessment of the air quality
Session D: Air pollution modelling: what is it and what can it tell us?
– Forecasting Particulate Pollution in an Urban Area: From Copernicus to Sub-Km Scale
– High resolution spatio-temporal modeling of air quality based on empirical-statistical approaches
– Urban air pollution mapping towards protecting human health: from SMURBS practice to e-shape pilots

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize the basic atmospheric pollutants and their impact on climate and health.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the natural processes involved in gas and particulate pollutants.

  • Apply this cognitive knowledge to explain state-of-the-art problems.

  • Process environmental information for the estimation of air pollution from individual sources.

  • Know computational tools and databases to record / visualize air pollution.

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The Workshop is organized by University of Patras (UPAT), in the framework of the EO4GEO project.

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