IRES & CERC seminar: Understanding Air Quality with Lower-cost Sensors: Technical and Community Considerations for Impactful Research

Dr. Naomi Zimmerman is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering at UBC and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability.

Abstract: Increasingly, lower-cost air pollution sensors are being used by academics, govern-ment agencies and community organizations to understand local patterns of air quality and the impacts of sources such as traffic and wildfires. Given that this research typically happens in community settings (e.g., campus or community as a ‘living lab’), there are a number of important technical and community considerations that must be addressed. These considerations can range from sensor siting, to stakeholder relationship building, to data reporting and more. In this talk, I will go over some recent lower-cost sensor research studies in Metro Vancouver and explore the air quality science outcomes, as well as provide insights into how these kinds of studies are designed and executed for maximum impact.
This seminar is co-sponsored by UBC Clean Energy Research Centre and UBC IRES

AERL 120 (2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4) or via Zoom (registration required)

REGISTER in advance for this Zoom seminar.