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

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

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’

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

Running a Funding Sandpit in a Digital Environment: A Case Study

Our next Collaboration Building Workshop takes place this month, and we've been reflecting on what we learned from the first workshop, which took place last November. Online events are likely to be more prevalent, even once lockdown restrictions are gone, so we have published a case study of our workshop. The paper outlines some of … Continue reading Running a Funding Sandpit in a Digital Environment: A Case Study

Lockdown measures in Spring 2020 only account for half the observed improvements in UK air quality

Guest blogger Eloise Marais shares insights from a recently published paper, examining the causes of air quality change during the first UK lockdown. There was widespread reporting of the air quality improvements in Spring 2020 in comparison to the previous year during the lockdown imposed from 23 March 2020 in the UK. Researchers at Universities … Continue reading Lockdown measures in Spring 2020 only account for half the observed improvements in UK air quality

SAQN Discussion Board relaunched – introduce yourself!

Our new Discussion Board is live and waiting for your contribution! We wanted to find a way for network members to make connections and discuss important topics without travelling to meetings. We've replaced our previous discussion board with an improved system, which works much more smoothly. The Discussion Board can be viewed by anyone, and … Continue reading SAQN Discussion Board relaunched – introduce yourself!

Air Quality Hub Launches for Local Authority Air Quality Professionals

The Air Quality Hub is a new, free online knowledge sharing resource for those working in the field of local air quality management. Focused on information exchange between local authority professionals, the Hub features a range of content areas related to strategy measures that local authorities can adopt, as well as more specific practitioner advice … Continue reading Air Quality Hub Launches for Local Authority Air Quality Professionals

Air Quality & COVID-19: Report Published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the report from our May event, 'Air Quality & COVID-19'. This report is jointly authored by SAQN, UKIEG and AQNUK as convenors of the workshop. In addition to the Executive Summary and Calls to Action, the report contains summaries of the speaker presentations, the workshop methodology, and … Continue reading Air Quality & COVID-19: Report Published