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Our next VIRTUAL CPANS LUNCHEON will be held on October 21st, 2020 at noon MDT and is FREE!!!!!
October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Topic: Low Cost PM Sensor Program
Speaker: Corrine Schiller
October 21st, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The link to the talk is HERE
Click the above link at noon on October 21st and we will be there!
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With the increase in the smoke from forest fires impacting communities, citizen science and low-cost PM sensors are becoming more important. Low-cost PM sensors have the accuracy to measure to ~+/- 1 AQHI unit which is what is required for information for individuals with respiratory issues such as asthma. The information from these sensors can be used to inform people when physical activity should be restricted or not. With more information available, people can make more informed decisions. I will discuss the pilot project that we have launched to utilize low cost sensors to inform people about air quality during these events. This will include the calibration corrections, intercomparisons, strengths and weaknesses of the current technology. In addition I will discuss who we are currently working with and where we see this project going in the future.
Corinne received her PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry in 1994 and has worked in the area of Air Quality for 30+ years. Corinne is a Senior Air Quality Scientist at Environment and Climate Change Canada. She has worked in this position for the past 11 years. Prior to Environment and Climate Change Canada she worked as a research scientist and contract faculty member of York University in Toronto.
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See you at the luncheon!