Air pollution presents substantial risk to many communities internationally. As evidenced by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report, air pollution health outcomes contribute substantially to mortality and morbidity in many regions.
This GEO priority topic will provide improved information for use in public health assessment tools, by building upon foundational work that integrates in-situ and satellite air quality measurements. This initial work will be extended to include more air quality monitoring, related estimation and modeling protocols, optimizing both remote sensing and in-situ platforms -- including the rapidly developing small sensor market.
This community initiative will initially focus on the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Global Burden of Disease (GBD) estimates, in particular those related to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, with the goal to provide results at a spatial and temporal resolution that is useful to citizens, communities and decision makers.
Activities for period
At present, US EPA has put forth a funding proposal to build a satellite data fusion system for one city in India. However, the AirNow system infrastructure, a critical part of this GEO initiative, is already funded and underway.
Members: China, Mexico, USA.
Participating Organizations: UNEP, WHO.
Others: Clean Air Asia, Gates Foundation.
Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)