associated with the next generation of air quality monitoring technology and data.
Recent advances in low-cost sensor technologies for air quality and biological measures are inspiring environmental scientists and the general public to experiment with these devices. Potential uses for new air sensor technologies include measuring local air quality for personal and community environmental health concerns and science education, locating costly leaks at industrial facilities, participating in citizen science, conducting research, and supplementing air quality measurements for regulatory compliance. Initial technical evaluations of these new devices are promising for a variety of needs. Rapid developments coupled with keen interest in the new technologies and accessible data have the potential to soundly transform future environmental monitoring.
- Inspire developers to create new and higher performing air sensors.
- Present exciting new directions in and uses of sensor technology from around the world.
- Enhance collaboration among community groups, sensor developers, state, local, tribal and federal officials, researchers, private industry and non-profit organizations.
- Clearly define the state-of-the-science concerning performance characteristics of low-cost sensors.
- Discuss approaches for solving critical issues relating to data collection, data storage, and data sharing parameters needed to advance sensor data sharing opportunities.
- Develop approaches to integrate low-cost sensor use in citizen science air quality projects with communities and researchers.
- Share information about public and non-profit activities and opportunities.