Workshop international 2019

WORKSHOP AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MICRO-SENSOR CHALLENGE 2019

MICRO-SENSORS AND AIR QUALITY MONITORING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Paris – 21 January 2020

 

Innovation in micro-sensors is thriving, with connected devices becoming ever more compact and affordable. Micro-sensors are now widely installed and used in cities, buildings, vehicles and even on people.

But does their performance match expectations? Are they used as they should be? How have they improved since the last Challenge? These are the questions the 2nd edition of the International Challenge will help to answer.

With the goals and needs of users in mind, the Challenge aims at promoting innovation, providing clarity and showcasing the most adequate and best performing devices so that buyers can make an informed choice.

Over a period of four months, Airparif tested the selected devices on 12 pollutants using no less than 28 parameters. Each sensor compete in one or more category of usage (indoor air, outdoor air, static device, mobile device, public awareness…) and is evaluated according to 5 criteria: Accuracy of measurements, ergonomics, relevance of the pollutants measured, portability and cost. Special attention is given to data accessibility. The shortlisted devices are assigned a 1-5 star rating. The clarity provided by AIRLAB’s transparent process enable buyers to choose devices that best fit their needs.

The announcement of the results of the Challenge will be preceded by a Workshop. This workshop will provide a mapping of these new technologies, their advantages and challenges for ambient air quality monitoring and precautions to be taken when these technologies are used for monitoring networks. Airparif, INERIS and the European Commission will present the performance of these technologies and the potential evolution of the regulation. Representatives from London, the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) and international researchers will give their feedback on setting-up a high-resolution micro-sensor network. A round table will close the session and will provide recommendations for integrating micro-sensors in an air quality monitoring network.

 

Publié le 20/01/2020

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