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Air quality, citizen science and new challenges in making sense of the air

Air quality monitoring has undergone remarkable changes in the last decade. The technology has moved from individual sampling protocols to continuous monitoring and from expensive industrial tools to consumer-grade gadgets accessible to citizen groups.

At Intel, in the United States, Dr Dawn Nafus, was part of a research project which explored new ways of collecting air quality data in a community bordering a major industrial corridor in the US.

The researchers found that, far from making it easier to identify problematic air pollution, the new sensing capabilities created a different type of data that challenges commonplace practices of meaning-making and reorients notions of what it looks like to make a claim about toxic air exposure.

Date Thursday, 16 July 2020
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
LocationSeminar Room, Centre for Sustainability, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Contact NameNicki Topliss
Contact Phone+64 3 479 5220

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