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Reviewing ASIC, Pasadena Presentations

This Fall we are hosting a series of webinars that are focused on in-depth discussions of presentations offered at the 2022 ASIC, Pasadena event in May. We have invited the authors and lead speakers of the presentations to join us for a longer 45-minute question-and-answer session. Our aim is to highlight discussions that will aid in further developing upon the conversations hosted in Bangalore, India this past August.

Better Data for Cleaner Air – A New Paradigm in Air Quality Monitoring

For decades, air quality measurements have been synonymous with measuring PM2.5 and PM10, combined weight of particles of size 2.5 and 10 microns, driven by the US EPA and other governmental bodies around the world. While PM2.5 and PM10 do an adequate job of representing outdoor air quality, it paints a woefully incomplete picture when measuring indoor air quality.

Code of Conduct for Conference Activities

The Air Sensors International Conference is dedicated to providing a safe, friendly, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants. All who take part in community events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities and intellectual abilities, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion or beliefs, deserve an inclusive and harassment-free environment.

Highlighting Aeroqual's work with South Coast AQMD

At Aeroqual, we’re on a mission to protect people and the planet from poor-quality air. Having developed innovative air quality monitoring solutions for over twenty years, recently we’ve been developing advanced software tools that automate the management and maintenance of air quality sensor networks. These tools help air quality consultants, industrial and occupational hygienists, and more take the hassle out of air quality monitoring and analysis, freeing up more time to make the decisions that matter.

Air Pollution Specialist (APS) Opening at CARB

The Program Assessment Section has an opening for a motivated Air Pollution Specialist (APS) to join a friendly and dynamic team of scientists and engineers working to design and implement programs to help achieve California’s ambitious air quality, climate, and environmental justice goals. The Program Assessment Section develops air pollution mitigation strategies for the oil and gas and related sectors.

Lead Photochemical Modeler - TDEC

TDEC Environmental Consultant 2 - Lead Photochemical Modeler

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Air Pollution Control modeling team applies advanced air quality models to simulate the transport and fate of pollutants. The Division is seeking candidates that have experience performing high level, complex technical work and provide guidance to decision makers and be a part of the of a dynamic, collaborative work team.

Job Opportunity: Data Management Scientist

  Job Opportunity: Data Management Scientist TD Environmental Services - Air Quality Sensors, Analytics, & Insights

TD Environmental Services is seeking a full-time, remote employee for the open position of Data Management Scientist. This individual will work on a variety of air quality projects involving 1) analyzing air quality data and 2) designing next-generation systems to manage and visualize air quality data.

Technical Air Quality Fellow

Technical Air Quality Fellow Public Lab - St. James Parish community - Cancer Alley, Louisiana


(2) Permit Modeling Positions at Georgia DNR

Permit Modeling Positions Available at Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Environmental Protection Division - Air Protection Branch - Atlanta, GA

Description: This position is located in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) – Air Protection Branch – Data and Modeling Unit (DMU).  The DMU performs dispersion modeling to better understand the impacts of facility emissions on ambient air quality.  Specifically, the DMU performs quarry modeling, toxic air pollutant modeling, and PSD modeling for issuance of a

JA&WMA: Use of low-cost air sensors to augment regulatory networks

Use of low-cost air sensors to augment regulatory networks Written by:

Ajith Kaduwela, Air Quality Research Center, University of California, Davis & Anthony Wexler, Air Quality Research Center, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis


March 11, 2021

Air Pollution Specialist

Air Pollution Specialist California Air Resources Board

Job opportunity:  The Regional Air Quality Modeling Section at California Air Resources Board (CARB) is seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill a position of Air Pollution Specialist. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team to provide air quality modeling support for the development of State Implementation Plans, as well as other regulatory and scientific activities at CARB.

2021 Virtual Sessions In Development!

We are excited to share that our Technical Program Committee is once again hard at work developing sessions for your tutelage in air quality sensors and their environmental effects. While we are still developing the content and contacting presenters, we are excited to share the topics for this 2021 series: 

What's holding you back?

We want to hear from YOU!

ASIC Virtual Fall Session presentations are now available to review on demand. We will be playing them live during the session on Thursday from 8am - 11am PT with a live Q&A discussion hosted right afterwards. Take a look at the topics and let us know...

Virtual Summer Session 1 Now Available for Pre-Watch

For our many colleagues and partners with meeting conflicts, in different time zones or just unable to break away from family, don't worry - we're working to keep you involved! You can now pre-watch the Session 1 presentations and pose a question to the speakers before Thursday to possibly be answered live!

Our moderators will chose one question for each presenter from the questions asked before 10 AM PT on Wednesday to ask live. Additional questions will be collected for the speakers to offer written answers to after the Virtual Session has concluded.

Building a Community Air Monitoring Network Training Available On Demand!

Tracking California has provided an overview of how to develop a community air monitoring network. They partnered with Comite Civico del Valle to demonstrate the process of establishing a network that provides real-time information on PM levels within their own Imperial County. The presentation highlighted a parallel process to the 14 elements laid out by the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) community air monitoring plan and additional considerations from Tracking California's "Guidebook for Developing a Community Air Monitoring Network."

New EPA Educational Videos on Air Sensors

 New EPA Educational Videos on Air Sensors

The US EPA has released educational videos surrounding air quality sensors and various topics surrounding the EPA's use of air quality sensors. 

The EPA has released three videos on Regulatory Data and Sensor Data Quality, Measurements and Your Health, and Sources of Air Quality Information. These videos include information on how the EPA collects and analyzes this data while explaining how air quality risks are communicated and how to understand air quality data.

POSTPONED: ASIC 2021 Announced

UPDATE: The next Air Sensors International Conference has been postponed to May 11-13, 2022 in Pasadena, California!

We are excited to share that ASIC will be hosted in Pasadena, California again from April 27-30, 2021!  

US EPA K-12 Lesson Plans

US EPA K-12 Lesson Plans

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has assembled a variety of air quality related teaching tools and lesson plans designed for various age groups ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. 

Have some fun teaching your students about important air quality related topics with hands-on activities, websites, and activity books. 

Air Pollution and SARS Mortality

How Air Pollution May Affect SARS Mortality

Reviewing publicly available data, researchers assessed SARS morbidity and mortality in relation to air pollution through air pollution index (API). Through this data, researchers analyzed the relationship between air quality and SARS mortality rate. 

Ecologic analysis conducted among 5 regions with 100 or more SARS cases showed that case fatality rate increased with the increment of API (case fatality = - 0.063 + 0.001 * API).

How Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Risk of Dementia

Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Risk of Dementia

Recently published research in the journal JAMA of Neurology has found that long-term exposure to air pollution results in an increased risk of dementia. 

Following 364 individuals for 11 years, aged 74 and older, living in central Stockholm Sweden, the research suggests that dementia may become a major issue as more of the population moves to highly polluted areas,

ASIC Virtual Series coming to your livingroom!

While COVID-19 has everyone all over the world staying home to shelter in place, quarantine and avoid possibly contracting the virus or spreading the virus, the air quality has been improving with people driving less and some factories shutting down. However, with loosening regulations at the US EPA and around the world due to the stay at home orders, the ASIC Technical Program Committee wants to make sure people can still monitor the air quality in their region armed with the most up to date information and knowledge from our ASIC presenters. 

SCAQMD Public Meeting Consultation

April 8, 2019: SCAQMD Public Consultation Meeting

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is conducting a public consultation meeting regarding the impacts of the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Demonstration for the 2015 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Newly Updated EPA Air Sensor Toolbox

Newly Updated Air Sensor Toolbox

The newly updated Air Sensor Toolbox allows for easier navigation and more information regarding the EPA’s efforts regarding developing air sensors for measuring local air quality. This toolbox publishes the latest information regarding air sensors, specifically performance, operation, and use.

Using this toolbox, you can:

Modeler (Air Permit Modeling)

Modeler (Air Permit Modeling) Air Protection Branch, Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Description: The Data and Modeling Unit (DMU) performs dispersion modeling to better understand the impacts of facility emissions on ambient air quality. Specifically, the DMU performs quarry modeling, toxic air pollutant modeling, and PSD modeling for issuance of air permits. In addition, DMU perform dispersion modeling for special projects.

ASIC 2020 Postponed

A Note from the Conference Coordinator:

After very careful consideration amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Air Sensors International Conference.

Air Quality / Environmental Specialist

Air Quality / Environmental Specialist TD Environmental Services, LLC

Description: The future of air quality is changing as new technology enables anyone to measure air pollution anywhere at any time. TD Environmental (TDE) helps clients use new, low-cost air quality monitors to make sense of the air we breathe. TDE provides strategic consulting; innovative air monitoring; training and capacity building; data management, visualization, and analysis; and school education programs.

Emissions Modeler

Emissions Modeler Sonoma Technology, Data Science

Description: Sonoma Technology is seeking an Emissions Modeler to assist with environmental modeling work, with a focus on emissions modeling and inventory development, air quality modeling, and data analysis.

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Recruitment Period: January 1, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Requisition Number: EM

Air Quality Modeler

Air Quality Modeler Sonoma Technology, Data Science

Description: Sonoma Technology is seeking an Air Quality Modeler to join our Atmospheric and Emissions Modeling Group in Petaluma, California. The successful candidate will assist with emissions and air quality modeling assessments and environmental data analysis projects, and support continued growth in our modeling, emissions, and transportation business areas.

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Recruitment Period: January 1, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Air Quality Data Scientist

Air Quality Data Scientist Sonoma Technology, Data Science

Description: Sonoma Technology is seeking an Air Quality Data Scientist to join our Data Science Department in Petaluma, California. The successful candidate will work on projects involving ambient, satellite, modeling, and/or emissions data to better understand local and regional air pollution levels and sources. We are looking for candidates who have experience in ambient air quality data and/or air quality emissions and modeling.

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Senior Scientist / Litigation Support

Senior Scientist / Litigation Support Sonoma Technology

Description: Sonoma Technology is seeking a senior scientist to join our growing practice in litigation support. Our legal and litigation support team is currently working on an array of projects involving cutting-edge topics and high-profile issues. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly respected firm, work with federal prosecutors and leading law firms, and help industry clients develop innovative environmental solutions.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor for Environmental Health Sciences

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor for Environmental Health Sciences University of California, Los Angeles Description:

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health seeks to fill an open-rank tenure track position (i.e., Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). Candidates should be exposure scientists with expertise in advanced sensing methods and in a focused research program relevant to modern exposure assessment in environmental or occupational health.