Measurement SIG Technical Workshop | 13 & 14 April | Online

Never before have we had to observe, assess the situation and quickly respond like 2020 and 2021, and air quality monitoring is no exemption.


April 13, 2021 - 10:30 am


April 14, 2021 - 1:30 pm


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13 & 14 April 2021 | Online

Never before have we had to observe, assess the situation and quickly respond like 2020 and 2021, and air quality monitoring is no exemption.

More than at any other time, has the flexibility, versatility and reliability of low-cost sensors been so important and valuable to help  decision-makers understand the atmosphere around us. Users are expected to understand capabilities, limitations and required infrastructure for sensor-based air quality monitors, to set the expectation and utilise these devices in the most practical and efficient way.

The Measurement SIG is organising a two-day workshop focused on low-cost AQM sensors to discuss technologies available, applications, experiences, and how these devices help to add more value and coverage to air quality monitoring networks.

CASANZ are pleased to announce a great lineup of presentations from leading regulators, researchers and scientists in this area, not only from Australia and New Zealand, but across the globe. We appreciate the wonderful contribution of our presenters and invite you to register for this event.

Draft Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday 13 April, 2021
10.30am – 1.30pm AEST

  • Welcome/Introduction | Measurement SIG report
  • Survey on global use of low-cost sensors – Ben Payami – (Ektimo & Measurement SIG Chair)
  • Rural air quality monitoring network in NSW – Stephan Heidenreich (NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – DPIE)
  • AirSeeker – a wearable sensor project – Jacinda Shen (EPA Victoria)
  • AI-powered calibration to achieve near reference accuracy for ambient air quality monitoring – Ankit Vyas  (OIZOM India)
  • A co-location study adjacent to operating quarries for the development of correction models for air quality monitors using opptical technologies – Terry Menadue (South Australia Department for Energy and Mining)
  • DES experience with particle sensors for citizen science and indicative monitoring programs – Don Neale (Queensland Department of Environment and Science – DES)

Day 2 – Wednesday 14 April, 2021
10.00am – 1.30 PM AEST

  • U.S.EPA research and applications using low-cost sensor – Andrea Clements (U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development)
  • PM and NO2 measurement devices for outdoor environment and industrial workplaces – Patrick Leidenberger (Dr. Födisch AG)
  • The rise of small form sensors & air quality modelling in the built environment – Roland Leigh (EarthSense UK)
  • Improving the reliability of electrochemical gas sensors in low-cost air quality monitoring – Anna Farquhar (Aeroqual New Zealand)
  • Four years of the KOALA program in Australia and overseas: will it continue? – Lidia Morawska (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Open discussion, group involvement
DAY 1: Tuesday 13 April, 2021
10.30 am – 1.30 pm AEST
DAY 2: Wednesday 14 April, 2021
10.00 am – 1.30 pm AEST
VENUE: Online Via Zoom Meeting
COST: Member           $100
Non member    $120
RSVP: Friday, 9 April, 2021


Ben Payami
Measurement SIG Chair