AQ GEO Task 0901a Report Outline v.1
Purpose of the report & activity
Establish a GEO process for identifying critical Earth observation priorities common to many GEOSS societal benefit areas, involving scientific and technical experts, taking account of socio-economic factors, and building on the results of existing systems’ requirements development processes.
Scope of activity/analysis
This subarea will focus on priority Earth observation needs for air quality parameters that affect public health. Areas of relevance include near real-time air quality observations and forecasts for the purposes of air quality and public health management, research, planning, policy, and public information. Areas of interest may include, for example, levels and transport of ground-level ozone, particle pollution from anthropogenic and natural sources (e.g., wild fires, volcanoes, desert dust), and mercury, as well as dust-based transport of microbes. Black carbon, methane, and photochemical oxidants are of particular interest because of their co-benefits for health and climate change. Simultaneously health and air quality measurements.
SBA description (incl. selected subtopics)
User Types by value chain
- Data Analysts (in: raw data; out: informing knowledge)====
- Informers (in: general knowledge; out: actionable knowledge)====
- AQ Decision Makers (in: knowledge, intuition etc; out: decisions)====
User Types by end-user type
- AQ Manager (monitoring, standards, enforcement)====
- AQ Policy Maker (issue identification, policies…)====
- General Public (warnings, forecasts, activity decisions)====
s identifying critical Earth observation priorities within each Societal Benefit Area
For many of the SBAs, the GEO Members Countries and Participating Organizations have already conducted activities, held workshops, and written reports that identify their particular Earth observation needs.
- Not individual academic papers, but group assessments regarding information needs. Type of documents that are group reports (NARSTO, IGOS...)
Task US-09-01a focuses on compiling and analyzing the results and observation needs expressed in those existing documents.
Task US-09-01a does not involve new, original research on needs or requirements gathering. Instead, the task will harvest information identified in existing, publicly-available documents. This process should be viewed as a meta-analysis exercise across a representative sampling of documents.
a key tenet of Task US-09-01a is to gather information from a broad distribution of international, regional, and national documents, including significant representation from developing countries.
- Spatial and developmental representation
there will be an Analyst and an Advisory Group to conduct the meta-analysis. The Analyst will serve as the point of contact to manage the activity.
- manage perform most of work
- identifying documents,
- writing report
- E-mail to author/orgs when we list their documents
- E-mail to analysts contacts with request for docs/
The Advisory Group will
- assist the Analyst to identify documents,
- E-mail to advisor contacts with request for docs/
- assess analyses, and
- review findings.
The Analysts and Advisory Groups are ad hoc – they exist only for Task US-09-01a and will expire at the end of the task.
Wherever possible, the Advisory Groups involve members of the GEO Communities of Practice.
- Method, includes how analyst/advisory group operate, end of task (oct/nov)
- ask advisory group to send e-mail
Community of Practice - conduit to capture group assessments and give feedback to GEO about what works/doesn't. Arrow feedback in GEO UIC/ADC Architecture picture.
Cross-linking documents that are applicable to other SBA (AQ CoP may be useful for multiple SBA)
May 26 Telecon with Friedl
- Sharing Friedl PPT, particularly Slide 7
- Scope Air Quality - also relevant to Climate and disasters
- Method Analysis approach - by the initial Task and the PPT
- Access to the early SBA reports as reference
- Pietro: Analytical methods, Friedl: keyword search, frequency analysis
Advisory Group (members, composition)
Methods of analysis
Coordination & Reporting
Findings of analysis
- Process recommendations
Notes from reviewing analysis of other reports:
- identify types of users from these documents (public health analysts, data providers, policy makers...)
- what EO needs do they have (i.e. nigeria needs ambient air monitoring)
- sort papers by region and by parameter - adding citations for each parameter
- include the needs as well as EO currently used.
- A Methodology for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Ambient Air Pollution Health Impacts
- Air Pollution Impact Assessment
- Air Pollution Information Network Africa
- Air Pollution data Botswana
- Air Quality Framework Directive - EU
- Air Quality Guidelines for Europe
- Air Quality Management in Lagos
- Air pollution monitoring model takes off in Australia
- Air quality guidelines - global update 2005
- Assessing Health Impacts of Major Air Pollutants
- Assessment of different approaches for determining personal exposure
- CAPIA Air Pollution data South Africa
- CAPIA Air Pollution data Zambia
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommendations for Nationally Consistent Data and Measures within the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
- Clean AIr Initiative in sub-Saharan African Cities
- DIRECTIVE 2008/50/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe
- EASTERN AFRICA SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON BETTER AIR QUALITY IN CITIES
- EMEP monitoring strategy 2010-2019 Third Draft
- EMEP monitoring strategy-beyond 2009
- Epidemiology of long-term air pollution effects
- Estimations of the health impacts of urban air pollution
- Final Summary Report: Climate, Air Pollution and Public:Health: Estimating Morbidity and Mortality from Fossil Fuel Consumption in Major Urban Areas in Developing Countries
- GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan
- GMES Service Element Promote U5 Core User Needs Dossier V12
- Global Earth Observation System (GEOS): System Capabilities and the Role for U.S. EPA Recommendations of a Community Panel
- HIGH BLOOD LEAD LEVELS IN THE GENERAL NIGERIAN POPULATION: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS.
- Outdoor Air Pollution: assessing the environmental burden of disease at national and local levels
- PROGRESS TOWARDS A REGIONAL POLICY ON TRANSBOUNDARY AIR
- ROAD AHEAD FOR 2005 - 2007 CLEAN AIR INITIATIVE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA CITIES
- State of the Environment in Africa
- Status of Air Pollution in Zambia
- Tanzania An Overview Of of Air Pollution in urban areas
- The State of Africa
- Urban Environment Management and Air Quality in Less Developed Countrie