14:00 - 15:30 -- (Auditorium 2)


BACKGROUND

Effective air quality management requires access to accurate air pollution measurements that inform compliance and impact assessments, as well as policy development and implementation. Different techniques and technologies may be employed but the key principles remain the same (i.e., the data collected matches the air quality monitoring objectives, meets the target data coverage, and demonstrates accuracy and reliability).

The fast pace of technological advances and policy developments requires constant capacity building on air quality monitoring. 

Clean Air Asia recognizes the need for opportunities to share the latest information on air quality monitoring techniques and approaches, from ground-based (reference-grade and low-cost) to remote sensing monitoring. The strengths, challenges, limitations, and applications of each monitoring system type will be discussed in this session, highlighting how the various approaches contribute to the development of effective policies and actions in addressing air pollution challenges. 

OBJECTIVES

This session aims to highlight how different air quality monitoring systems are set-up, operated, and maintained, and how they complement air quality management efforts. It will provide an overview of the latest development in this field and give participants an opportunity to discuss with global experts monitoring techniques and technologies and their implications on air quality management in different regions. The sharing of knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned are envisioned to foster collaboration among experts in the field, contributing to the development of strategies to tackle the air pollution issue in the region. 

SESSION ORGANIZER

Clean Air Asia 

PROGRAMME 

OPENING REMARKS: Ms. Everlyn Tamayo, Air Quality and Climate Change Science Lead, Clean Air Asia 

PRESENTATION 

  • Monitoring Black Carbon & Ultrafine Particles: Importance, guidelines, quality assurance and capacity building
    Dr. Alfred Wiedensohler, Director, European Center for Aerosol Calibration and Characterization 
  • Satellite-based data analysis and modelling
    Dr. Leonor Tarrason, Research Director for Environmental Solutions, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) 
  • Low-cost monitoring in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Dr. Akie Yuba, Atmospheric Research Department, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP) 
  • Robust air quality monitoring in China
    Fu Qingyan, Deputy Director, Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences 

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“How can we further strengthen the link/role of academic or research institutions in the policy development and implementation of the government?

What are three key factors that will ensure balance of increased data coverage and high-quality data, in consideration of limitations in resources and capacity?” 

Moderator: Everlyn Tamayo, Air Quality and Climate Change Science Lead, Clean Air Asia

Panelists: All previous speakers