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PHE Air Quality Conference: 14 – 15 October

Public Health England have opened registration for the 2020 ‘Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research’ and ‘Air Quality and Public Health Stakeholder Seminar’. The meetings will take place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October 2020 respectively using Microsoft Teams Live Events. Full details of the programme and registration information … Continue reading PHE Air Quality Conference: 14 – 15 October

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

Collaboration Building Workshop to be held online

SAQN's Collaboration Building Workshop, which was postponed due to lockdown, will now take place online. With so much uncertainty around holding in-person events, we decided that a virtual event would be the best option. The workshop will be run by a professional facilitator, Christine Bell from the Centre for Facilitation. Meet Christine and hear more … Continue reading Collaboration Building Workshop to be held online

Job opportunity: PHE Environmental Public Health Scientist (Air Pollution)

Public Health England are recruiting an Environmental Public Health Scientist to join the Air Quality and Public Health Group. The role will support the objectives of PHE's Cleaner Air Programme in support of national and local government aims to reduce the health effects of air pollution. They will provide expert advice on the human health … Continue reading Job opportunity: PHE Environmental Public Health Scientist (Air Pollution)

Virtual workshop, 29 September 2020: Satellite measurements of air quality and greenhouse gases: application to regulatory activities

The Environment Agency and National Centre for Earth Observation are currently delivering a JNCC Copernicus User Uptake project investigating whether the Sentinel-5P TROPOMI instrument can be used to detect methane from regulated sources. This finding of this, and other current EA work on the measurement of air pollutants by satellites, will be shared at an … Continue reading Virtual workshop, 29 September 2020: Satellite measurements of air quality and greenhouse gases: application to regulatory activities

Air Quality Hub – Call for Case Studies

The Air Quality Hub is a new, 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 notes … Continue reading Air Quality Hub – Call for Case Studies

Air Quality & COVID-19: Knowledge Gaps and Calls to Action

Following the successful online workshop held on 20th May, we are pleased to announce the publication of the Executive Summary. This document identifies the key knowledge gaps relating to air quality and COVID-19 and recommends action to researchers and research funding organisations. The full report from the workshop will be published in the coming weeks. … Continue reading Air Quality & COVID-19: Knowledge Gaps and Calls to Action

Research Partner required for CV-19 virus detection technology

VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions are currently developing a sensor for the detection of poisonous compounds inside aircraft cabins, and they are putting together an independent project to adapt the technology so that it will be able to detect Covid-19 and other viruses non-invasively, and in real-time. The company is looking for research partners who could … Continue reading Research Partner required for CV-19 virus detection technology

LIDA Data Scientist Internships

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is now inviting applications for the fifth cohort of its leading Data Scientist Internship Programme. Paid internships are available for a fixed term period of 12 months, commencing end September 2020, to help drive research activity across each of LIDA’s constituent areas: health informatics, urban analytics, statistical and … Continue reading LIDA Data Scientist Internships

Funding Opportunities for Air Quality & COVID-19

Below are some of the current funding opportunities available to researchers looking at the relationship between Air Quality and COVID-19. If you are aware of other relevant funding calls, please email fleur.hughes@york.ac.uk NERC CV-19 public engagement The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting proposals for public engagement with environmental science which understand, address or … Continue reading Funding Opportunities for Air Quality & COVID-19