WORKSHOP AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MICRO-SENSORS CHALLENGE 2019 MICRO-SENSORS FOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING: LESSONS LEARNED AND CHALLENGES

WORKSHOP AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MICRO-SENSORS CHALLENGE 2019 MICRO-SENSORS FOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING: LESSONS LEARNED AND CHALLENGES

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

MICRO-SENSORS FOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING: LESSONS LEARNED AND CHALLENGES

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, the World Meteorological Organization, 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-sensors network. A round table will close the session and will provide recommendations for integrating micro-sensors in an air quality monitoring network.

For this new international edition of the "2019 Microsensors Challenge", the jury expands. 2018 members (Airparif, Atmo Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Atmo Grand Est, CSTB, EMPA, FIMEA, OQAI and VEOLIA), are added this year: the French Development Agency, the World Organization of Meteorology, Engie and EDF, the Network of Research Partners of the Ile-de-France Region DIM QI², the Commissariat for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies and two new air monitoring associations: ATMO Hauts-de-France and ATMO Normandy.

 

PROGRAM - TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER 2019

 

Welcome Address and Introduction

9h00-9h20: Reception of participants

9h20–9h40: Welcome address AFD / Airparif

9h40-9h50: KARINE LEGER. Introduction to the second edition of the AIRLAB micro-sensors challenge. Airparif and AIRLAB.

9h50–10h10: OKSANA TARASOVA. Global challenges related to low-cost sensors WMO (World Meteorological Organization)

 

Performance of microsensors: the strategic issue of regulation and standardization

10h10-10h30: VICENTE FRANCO. European Commission’s activities in the field of low-cost air quality sensors. European Commission

10h30-10h50: NATHALIE REDON. French Reference Laboratory experience on air quality sensors: from evaluation in controlled and real conditions towards a French certification. LCSQA (FRENCH CENTRAL LABORATORY for AIR QUALITY) and IMT-DOUAI.

 

Air Quality monitoring in a City: feedback

Chairman: CHRISTOPH HÜGLIN (Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)

10h50-11h10: GARY FULLER. Small Sensors – The London experience. King’s College.

11h10-11h30: Refreshments and networking

11h30-11h50: NURIA CASTELL. Opportunities and challenges of air quality sensor networks. The experience in Norway. NILU (Norwegian Institute for Air Research)

11h50-12h10: KARINE LEGER. Lessons learned from micro-sensors deployment in Paris – Perspectives. Airparif.

12h10-12h30: R. SUBRAMANIAN. Deployment of low-cost sensors (PM or PM+gases) in Kigali, Rwanda; Kinshasa, DRC; Pretoria, South Africa; Niamey, Niger; Nairobi, Kenya; and Accra, Ghana. Carnegie Mellon University and LISA.

12h30-14h00: LUNCH AND NETWORKING

 

14H00-15h00 – DISCUSSION PANEL

Chairman: R. SUBRAMANIAN (Carnegie Mellon University and LISA)

 

15h00-15h30: Refreshments and networking

 

15h30-17h00 - ANNOUNCEMENT of the results of the SECOND EDITION OF THE micro-sensors Challenge

 

 

Publié le 15/11/2019

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