The "Making Sense of Sensors" Conference held on September 27-28, 2017, at SCAQMD's headquarters in Diamond Bar was a resounding success.
"Making Sense of Sensors" was an international event with 9 countries and 22 U.S. states represented amongst the more than 350 participants. Additionally, webcast participation over the two days included 714 live views from 15 countries. The Conference brought together experts from government, academia, environmental and research organizations, community groups, and the sensor industry. Keynote speakers from Weather Underground and Microsoft were amongst the more than 40 speakers, which also included experts from the University of California Los Angeles, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Air Resources Board, Harvard University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Technical sessions covered the history of air quality sensors, recent advances in sensor technology, data interpretation and mapping, the integration of satellite and low-cost sensor data, and the use and application of this emerging technology by environmental justice communities.
The Conference also included 22 exhibitors displaying sensor technology, data management tools, data visualization software, and networking solutions. The poster session showcased 27 posters on sensor network deployments and sensor evaluations. On Wednesday evening, over 125 attendees networked at the reception held at the Diamond Bar Golf Course. Over the two days, special tours of the SCAQMD's exclusive AQ-SPEC chamber testing system were attended by more than 220 of the participants. And last but not least five generous sensor manufacturers donated nine sensors that were raffled to those in attendance.
The Conference presentations can be viewed here. Additionally, videos of each day's sessions can be watched on You Tube - Day 1 and Day 2. For more information, please visit the AQ-SPEC Web pages.
The success of "Making Sense of Sensors" could not have been achieved without the participation of our sponsors and all the participants who attended the event. The field of low-cost air quality sensors is quickly evolving and expanding, and we thank you for making "Making Sense of Sensors" a truly educational and valuable event for all.
See you next time!
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