Hazardous emissions from industry, transport and domestic activities degrade air quality, contribute to urban environmental footprint and incur huge economic and social costs.
This urgently requires remediation.
Mitigation actions rely critically on knowing where and when these emissions occur. Using a robust mathematical method in conjunction with a state-of-the-art atmospheric model, we are developing emission maps that will provide city officials with vital information needed to reduce sources of pollution with subsequent improvements in urban air quality and improvements in human health.
Our team has the expertise to develop this fully-funded project into an operational service that will be tested and refined in a field test in Christchurch in winter 2019 in collaboration with Environment Canterbury, and has the capability to be deployed in other urban environments around the globe.
We have partnered with a US-based company with an established client base in megacities across Asia to provide a pathway to offshore commercialisation.