Building upon earlier air quality research in Liverpool, CAUL Hub has helped establish an air quality monitoring site at Liverpool Girls High School, in Sydney’s south-west. The site was installed in late February, and is a collaboration between CAUL Hub, Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).
The site will help measure air quality in the area and also provide the opportunity for the high school students to design and run their own air quality citizen science projects in their community. Considerable time, expertise and equipment has been dedicated to the project from all involved researchers and contributing agencies. The new monitoring site includes a full portable air quality station, equivalent to OEH's permanent installations around the state, and a Radon detector, installed by ANSTO to measure atmospheric turbulence. ANSTO have also offered data from their long-term PM2.5 monitoring station in Liverpool.
Image: Part of the Randwick air quality team. L-R: Kate Sneesby, Lachlan Spicer, Clare Murphy, Alex Kuhar, Jenny Xu and Imogen Wadlow.