Smart City Air Challenge: Webinar Series

EPA is hosting a series of webinars to help communities manage the data from local air quality sensors.  We will post future webinars here as well as the materials from past webinars.

Webinar 5: Smart City Air Challenge: The Winners

Tuesday, July 18, from 12 to 1 p.m., Eastern Time

Tune in as the winners of the Smart City Air Challenge – Baltimore, Maryland, and Lafayette, Louisiana – discuss their efforts to deploy air quality sensors in their communities. During the question and answer portion, learn from their experience, offer advice about data management topics, and ask questions.

Topics:

  • Project goals
  • Project progress
  • How the winners are engaging local communities
  • Discussion about data management and future topics for webinars

Presenters:
– Anna Scott, project lead of Open Air Baltimore; graduate student, Johns Hopkins University

– Will LaBar, project lead of the Lafayette air sensor project; Vice President, CGI Federal

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Webinar 4: EPA Smart City Air Challenge: Data Management

Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2 to 3 PM, Eastern Time

Topics:

  • How do you trasmit data from a sensor to a database
  • What technology do you use to store the data
  • What metadata should be collected about sensors

Presenters:
– L.J. Chen, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica (LASS project)

– Steve Liang, Associate Professor, University of Calgary

Registration is over.

Webinar 3: EPA Smart City Air Challenge: CITI-SENSE: How 8 cities measured air quality

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Come learn how eight cities collected air quality data with the CITI-SENSE program.

Topics:

  • What air pollutants and sensors they used
  • How they managed the data
  • How they displayed and used the data

Presenters:

– Alena Bartolova, Research Director, Norwegian Institute for Air Research

– Mirjam Fredriksen, Senior System Developer, Norwegian Institute for Air Research

Presentations:

Introduction and closing presentation (pptx, 200 KB)

CITI-SENSE presentation (pptx, 24 MB)

Registration is Over.

Webinar 2: Smart City Air Challenge: Air Quality Sensors

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Topics:

  • Air pollutants and available sensors
  • Costs and accuracy of sensors
  • How to deploy and maintain sensors

Presenters:

– Kristen Benedict, OAQPS Air Sensors Team Lead, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

– Ron Williams, Research Chemist, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

– Mike Hannigan, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

– Ethan McMahon, Senior Innovation Advisor, Office of Environmental Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Presentations:

Introduction, resources and presentation by Kristen Benedict, EPA and Ethan McMahon, EPA (pptx, 2 MB)

Presentation by Ron Williams, EPA (pptx, 16 MB)

Presentation by Mike Hannigan, University of Colorado at Boulder (pptx, 11 MB)

Registration is over.

We will post the recording here in the next few days.

Webinar 1: Smart City Air Challenge: The Basics

Monday, September 12, 2016

Topics:

  • Vision for the Challenge
  • How to get involved in the Challenge
  • Answers to frequently asked questions

Presenters:
– Robin Thottungal, Chief Data Scientist and Director of Analytics, Office of Environmental Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

– Kristen Benedict, OAQPS Air Sensors Team Lead, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

– Ethan McMahon, Senior Innovation Advisor, Office of Environmental Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Presentation (pdf, 570 KB)

Notes from the webinar

Registration is over.

Return to the Smart City Air Challenge home page.