2021 Virtual Series

The 2020 virtual series' were incredibly successful in presenting air quality sensor information to a wide range of audiences in lieu of not being able to host an in-person conference that we have decided to bring your more air quality sensors webinars through a 2021 Virtual Series!

The May 2020 Air Sensors International Conference had over 200 presentations postponed so we had an abundance of information to share. Our Technical Program Committee used those presentations to build the 2020 Virtual Summer Series and the Virtual Fall Series which were both resounding successes with 250-400 attendees each. The webinars throughout the series hosted speakers with presentations on topics ranging from Source Characterization to Education and Policy. We also were pleased to welcome our first series sponsor, TSI Inc. as a participant of a Virtual Fall Session. 

Presentations for the upcoming 2021 Virtual Series will be announced on a rolling basis. Stay up-to-date on webinar information by signing up for our mailing list. 

Sensing for Cities Training

February 2, 2021 

Cities worldwide are at the nexus of population growth, increasing air pollution levels, and climate change. These pressing problems are a small fraction of the challenges that cities face daily.  You will hear from cities and organizations on deploying, operating, and using air sensor networks.  Attend and learn about their use of air sensors within cities and participate in active discussions about cities' needs. Speakers include Zoe Chafe (C40 Cities), Michael Ogletree (City and County of Denver), and George Castelar (Lima, Peru).  The discussion will be moderated by Tim Dye of TD Environmental Services, LLC.

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Indoor Ventilation & Health Effects

March 4, 2021

The connection between Indoor air and long-term human health has been well established and accepted in the scientific community.  The on-going pandemic has, however, brought to fore another dimension of indoor air - its role in disease transmission and public health.  To counter indoor transmission of COVID-19, one of the important recommendations of agencies such as ASHRAE and CDC is to increase ventilation rates and decrease particle concentrations in indoor spaces.     With the emergence of low-cost gas and particulate sensors, these indoor air properties can be studied and controlled with resolution not possible before.  In this series of presentations by experts from academia and industry, we will explore how sensors can help improve our understanding of indoor air, ventilation, and health.

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Combining Low-Cost Sensors and Reference Networks for Communicating Air Quality

April 1, 2021

For decades, air quality has been determined and communicated using data from high quality reference networks operated by government agencies and trained staff.  Increasingly air sensors, operated by a variety of individuals, are offering estimates of air quality at neighborhood scales, in rural communities, and in countries where high quality reference networks may not exist.  This data has the power to fill in gaps in our understanding of air quality but often, direct comparison of sensor and reference data is complicated because sensor data needs to be cleaned and corrected in order to provide data comparable to reference networks.  This session will discuss the process of combining sensor and reference network data through the lens of three organizations approaching the integration of data in different ways with different goals and audiences in mind.  This session will conclude with a panel discussion during which presenters will reflect on audience questions, their experience in using these tools to communicate air quality, and the future of these and similar efforts.

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Communication for Understanding - Challenges and Opportunities with Air Sensor Data

April 22, 2021

Obtaining reliable air quality data is only one part of puzzle that’s aiming to improve the air we breathe in our communities. Communicating that data effectively to enhance broad public understanding of the health implications and motivating communities towards action is one of the most important pieces of that puzzle. Join us for a discussion on how people digest these air quality lessons and what the best ways to disseminate the air quality data in a clear comprehensible manner are.

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VOC's and Fence-line Monitoring

May 18, 2021

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission has enacted a rule that requires air pollution monitoring at oil and gas sites during early states of operations. As the first US state to do so, we will hear from a Colorado official about the aim and expected results behind the legislation. Additionally, we will discuss various low cost sensors that could be used for similar regulations from both an academic and an industry standpoint.

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