Guest Blog: UK ammonia emissions determined with satellite observations and the GEOS-Chem model

We're pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Dr Eloise Marais, University College London, regarding her latest research on ammonia emissions. UK agricultural emissions of ammonia negatively impact human and ecosystem health by forming fine particles (PM2.5) and offsetting the natural nitrogen balance of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. There are few direct policies regulating … Continue reading Guest Blog: UK ammonia emissions determined with satellite observations and the GEOS-Chem model

Featured Scoping Study: Impacts of inhaled particles on the brain – To explore the “lung-brain-axis”

Air Quality and Health is an important area of research, and one we emphasised in our latest Collaboration Building Workshop. In this month's blog post, Dr Chang Guo from Public Health England shares how STFC's Central Laser Facility and the ISIS Neutron and Muon source can shed light on the journey of polluting particles through … Continue reading Featured Scoping Study: Impacts of inhaled particles on the brain – To explore the “lung-brain-axis”

International Collaboration without the Pollution

One of the few benefits of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the shift in culture around meetings. Many of us have seen the advantages of meeting virtually, being cheaper, convenient and representing a huge cut in carbon footprint and air pollution emissions. Developing new collaborations with international colleagues in a virtual space is more challenging, … Continue reading International Collaboration without the Pollution

Air Quality and Emissions Conference features SAQN members

AQE is a focused meeting for Air Quality and Emission Monitoring professionals who are looking for the latest product solutions, technical advice, methods and applications to measure, test and analyse Air Quality and Emissions. The conference programme features many faces from the SAQN, including Professor Rod Jones, Professor Rob Kinnersley, Dr David Green and the network's Principal Investigator, Dr Sarah Moller.

Using high-resolution techniques to assess the potential health and climate impacts of biomass burning aerosol

Each month we welcome a guest blog post from our Scoping Studies, to find out more about the air quality issue they are researching and how STFC capabilities are being used. This month, Dr Sari Budisulistiorini shares the aims and background to her team's project. Wildfire events are occurring worldwide due to dry and warm … Continue reading Using high-resolution techniques to assess the potential health and climate impacts of biomass burning aerosol

SAQN Featured on ‘101 jobs that change the world’

UKRI have launched a campaign called ‘101 jobs that change the world’ focused on the people who work, often behind the scenes, to make research and innovation happen. This aims to publicise the many different and diverse roles and career paths in research and innovation that go beyond the traditional image of an academic, researcher … Continue reading SAQN Featured on ‘101 jobs that change the world’

PhD Studentship Opportunities: Air Quality, Agriculture & Climate Measures

Two PhD studentships are currently available at the Centre for Environment Policy, Imperial College London. To apply please send a CV with academic qualifications and 2 referees, plus why you think you would be a strong candidate, to Professor Helen ApSimon (h.apsimon@imperial.ac.uk) by 8 September. Selected candidates will be interviewed in the following week to … Continue reading PhD Studentship Opportunities: Air Quality, Agriculture & Climate Measures

Feature Scoping Study: Developing a compact, low-cost DELTA-Mi with flow sensing for low-time resolution measurement of atmospheric gases and aerosols

Tang Y.S1., Peters D2., McGurk C2., Ul-Haq I2. and Emekwuru, N3 1UKCEH, 2STFC-UKRI, 3Coventry University Each month we highlight one of our Scoping Studies, each funded through our Collaboration Building Workshops. This month we welcome a blog post from Dr Yuk Sim Tang and the team developing a next generation DELTA-Mi sensor that can be … Continue reading Feature Scoping Study: Developing a compact, low-cost DELTA-Mi with flow sensing for low-time resolution measurement of atmospheric gases and aerosols

Lessons learned from our Collaboration Building Workshops

Collaboration Building Workshop 2021 SAQN hosted a second Collaboration Building Workshop in 2021 (14 - 25 June), using the same format as the first workshop, but with improvements identified through the review process. Here we reflect on the impact these changes had on the process.  Launch event We began the workshop with a brief ‘launch … Continue reading Lessons learned from our Collaboration Building Workshops

SAQN funds new research into air quality

SAQN has funded four new Scoping Studies through the innovative online Collaboration Building Workshop. The workshop was the second run by the network, and aimed to develop new interdisciplinary collaborations between air quality scientists and researchers at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Participants came from a range of backgrounds, including particle physics, public … Continue reading SAQN funds new research into air quality