Application of Low-Cost Sensors and Their Networks for Urban Air Quality Monitoring: 19 October, 2017

This exciting course pairs the principles of low cost sensor monitoring with practical sessions on building and operating low cost sensor networks for air quality applications. This course immediately follows the 23rd International Clean Air and Environment Conference, held in Brisbane. Early Bird Registration Closes: 4 September, 2017. Registration Closes: 9 October, 2017.

October 19, 2017
1 Day


Queensland University of Technology, O Block, Level 5, Room 520, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland   View map


Event Partner:  Queensland University of Technology

OneOverview: application of low-cost sensors for air quality monitoringProfessor Lidia Morawska, Director, ILAQH, QUT
TwoPrinciples of operation of low-cost sensors for particle mass and selected gaseous pollutantsDr Rohan Jayaratne, ILAQH, QUT
ThreeSensor data retrieval/communicationDr Matthew Dunbabin, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, QUT
Morning tea
FourParticle mass sensor response to ambient particles of different characteristics: hands on analysisDr Rohan Jayaratne, ILAQH, QUT and Dr Mandana Mazaheri, NSW OEH
Five Building and operating a network of sensorsAssociate Professor Dian Tjondronegoro, IT Discipline Leader, School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University
SixDatabase: storing, retrieving and using sensor dataAssociate Professor Tomasz Bednarz, Applied Computational Mathematics, QUT
Afternoon tea
SevenSmart sensors in the real worldMr Gavin Fisher, EPA Victoria
EightReal-life experience putting out a network of low-cost sensorsDr Elizabeth Somervell, NIWA
NineQuestions and Answers

Lidia Morawska Profile

Professor Lidia Morawska, Director, International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology


Rohan Jayaratne Profile

Dr Rohan Jayaratne, International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology


Matthew Dunbabin Profile

Dr Matthew Dunbabin, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Queensland University of Technology


Mandana Mazaheri Profile

Dr Mandana Mazaheri, New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage


Dian Tjondronegoro Profile

Associate Professor Dian Tjondronegoro, Internet of Things (Intellisensing Theme), Queensland University of Technology


Tomasz Bednarz Profile

Associate Professor Tomasz Bednarz, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Queensland University of Technology


Gavin Fisher Profile

Mr Gavin Fisher, Program Leader – Air, Noise, Odour, EPA Victoria


Dr Elizabeth Somervell Profile

Dr Elizabeth Somervell, NIWA

  • People interested in air quality monitoring and low cost sensor applications
  • People looking to implement low cost sensor monitoring stations or networks

At the conclusion of this course, participants will understand the principles, limitations and applications of low cost sensors.


Early bird registration closes: 4 September, 2017


Standard registration closes: 9 October, 2017


IMPORTANT: it is cheaper to join CASANZ and receive the member discount than pay the non-member rate.


  • Government employees receive a 10% discount on the early bird member rate, regardless of membership status
  • Group discount: three or more registrations from the same organisation will attract a 20% discount on the applicable registration fees.
  •  23rd Clean Air Conference delegates receive an additional 15% discount on the applicable registration fees
  • Only one discount option applies for each registration
  • Contact CASANZ Administration for discounts: +61 3 9723 6588

Jacinda Shen Training Co-ordinator

CASANZ welcomes sponsorship for provision of morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  The sponsorship amount is $AUD800.

Sponsor benefits are:

  • Distribution of sponsor marketing materials to course delegates
  • Sponsor listed as course partner on the CASANZ website and LinkedIn posts.
  • Company contact details and brief blurb printed in the training materials.

Air Quality and Climate Change Journal

Vol 41, 1 February 2017

Harrison, J., Key, N., Kingham, S. Sturman, A. P.

Development and evaluation of a low cost particulate monitor for user-defined conditional sequential sampling.

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