August 2014

In this issue of EM, you will find the second of a two-part series reporting on findings from the Air Sensors 2013: Data Quality & Applications Workshop. In part one (published in January), articles described the goals of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its next-generation air monitoring research. Part 2 presents findings on five critical topics discussed at the workshop: procedures and concepts of laboratory-based sensor performance evaluations; the role of citizen science involving air quality sensors; understanding data quality and its application for correct sensor use; key considerations in the development of sensor data clearinghouses; and regulatory considerations in the selection and use of air quality sensors.

Inside This Month's Issue


Findings from the 2013 EPA Air Sensors Workshop, Part 2
by Ron Williams

Procedures and Concepts of EPA’s Ongoing Sensor Evaluation Efforts
by Russell Long, Melinda Beaver, Ron Williams, Keith Kronmiller, and Samuel Garvey

Public Participation in Air Quality Monitoring: A New Frontier in Citizen Science
by Rebecca French

Air Sensors: Quality Data for the Right Application
by Timothy Dye, Briana Gordon, and Paul Roberts

Designing a Sensor Information Clearinghouse
by Philip Fine and Andrea Polidori

Regulatory Considerations of Lower Cost Air Pollution Sensor Data Performance
by Robert Judge and Chet Wayland

Also In This Issue

Asian Connections: Taking Stock of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) in Asia
by Ritchie Anne Roño and Bert Fabian
Notes from the 10th Global Partners Meeting of the PCFV.

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