Mumbai Air Quality Short Course

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Air Quality Short Course- DST SERB School
Indian Instiute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai, December 6 and 7, 2012
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An air quality(AQ) short course is offered by India Air Quality Resource Groupwith the support of McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and GEO Air Quality Community of Practice. The course is intended for the convergence of air quality researchers, regulators,Industry personnel,members of academia and students for more effective mitigation of air pollution. A specific goal of this course is capacity building for assessing the nature and sources of air pollution with focus on particulate matter in India. Attendees will be provided with practical, "take home" air quality data resources and analyses tools that are accessible through the Global Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) data sharing arrangements.

First day is devoted to technical topics, including: Information needs for air quality (AQ) management, AQ data sources, analyses tools and methods; Spatial and temporal patterns; Integration of multi-sensory data modes; AQ management-oriented analyses for India. On the second day, broader aspects of air quality will be covered: Educational modules, special research areas, and international activities. A high level panel discussion of practitioners will be a forum to highlight the needs of air quality management. In response to these needs, action items will include charting a three-year calendar for collaborative education and research. Various experts from USA, Turkey and China will be sharing their experience with the Indian participants during this short course.

Course Content & Schedule (PDF)

Day 1: December 6, 2012
09:00-10:00: Registration, tea/coffee
10:00-10:30: Inaugural Session
10:30-13:00: AQ Monitoring and Assessment in India
13.00-14.00: Lunch
14:00-16.00: Ambient Monitoring and Assessment: Experiences from Other Countries
16.00-16.30: Break
16.30-18.30: Remote Sensing and Modeling Results for PM over India
18.30-19.00: Poster Session
19:00-20:00: Networking, Informal meetings, Dinner

Day 2: December 7, 2012
09:00-09:30: Summary report of Day 1
9:30-10:30: Data Resources & Analyses Tools
10.30-11.00: Break
11:00–12:45: Track 1: DataFed Tutorial
11:00–12:45: Track 2: Strategic Planning Session on AQM
12.45-14.00: Lunch

14:00-15:15: Urban Measurements, Supersites, Special Monitoring
15:15-16:00: Tea and Panel Discussion: AQ monitoring and analysis opportunities for India
16.00-17.00: Roadmap Discussion

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Resources and Tools

Tutorial modules
Data resources
Analysis tools

Lecturers and Participants

Total Participants: 122. List.xls
91 Academia/Research
16 Air Quality Management
15 Industry


Checkmark.pngJun 30: Course draft Ready
Checkmark.pngAug 01: Registration Open
Checkmark.pngOct 07: Draft Schedule
Checkmark.pngOct 08: Course Wiki Ready
Checkmark.pngNov 19- 23: Lecturer Telecon
Checkmark.pngDec 1: Final Schedule
Checkmark.pngDec 6-7: Course in Mumbai
Checkmarkopen.pngDec 20: Course Feedback, Follow-up
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