EANET Training on Air Quality Monitoring Systems Using Low-Cost Sensors – Join us on September 6th and 7th!
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The Low-cost sensor (LCS) technology to measure air quality has remarkably advanced in recent years and is now widely used by many organizations and companies and provides information on the atmospheric environment to citizens through data communication networks. Noticing the cost-effectiveness of LCS, development organizations have started to promote the use of LCS in selected areas to strengthen the capacity of governments where official air monitoring networks are insufficient.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Network Center for the EANET (Asia Center for Air Pollution Research, ACAP) are jointly implementing technical studies and capacity building on methods for collecting reliable air quality data with a concept of Hybrid Air Quality Monitoring Network (HAQMN) where highly reliable low-cost sensors (LCS) and existing reference level monitoring equipment are used in an integrated manner in pilot monitoring on Viet Nam and Myanmar.
As the effective use of reliable LCS and HAQMN is one of the EANET’s interests in capacity development, this activity is implemented as an EANET project, funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) through the EANET Project Fund and co-financed in collaboration with the technical assistance project from ADB.
In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution at its 74th session to hold an International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on 7 September to urge the need to raise public awareness and promote and facilitate actions to improve air quality. The Training will also highlight the commemoration of this important day.
The EANET Training on Air Quality Monitoring Systems Using Low-Cost Sensors will take place on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September 2023, from 13:30 to 17:00 (UTC+7), in Hanoi, Viet Nam, and online. The event will be jointly organized by the ADB, ACAP, and the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Climate Change (IMHEN).
- Learn how to use LCS: participants will learn how to set up the LCS equipment, operate it for monitoring activities and check the data.
- Learn quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC): participants will learn how to properly calibrate LCS in comparison with reference-level monitoring equipment, maintain, and troubleshoot the equipment.
- Ensure data accuracy and reliability: participants will learn data screening and data analysis techniques for accurate data collection.
- Achieve early detection of problems and improve troubleshooting skills: participants will learn how to interpret abnormal data patterns and alarms, as well as troubleshooting techniques, to improve their ability to detect and respond to problems at an early stage.
- Use monitoring data effectively: participants will learn how to interpret and visualize data, analyze trends, and evaluate performance to improve their ability to effectively use monitoring data.
3. Expected Participants
Air quality monitoring experts and practitioners from the ADB, EANET Participating Countries and other countries, the academia, and monitoring-related service providers.
For further inquiries, contact the Network Center for the EANET.