Date(s) - 2017/08/14
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Guy Coulson from NIWA.
Group Manager of NIWA Auckland’s Urban Air Quality and Health research group a position he has held since 2005.
Guy has over twenty five years’ experience in environmental management, research and consulting including fifteen years as an active researcher in atmospheric chemistry and air quality, and six years in a commercial environment as an environmental and technology management consultant. Guy has considerable experience managing air quality projects, both research and commercial. Guy was the manager of the $9 million FRST funded Healthy Urban Atmospheres research programme from 2008 to 2012 and before that the $4.5 million Protecting New Zealand’s Clean Air programme. He is currently a Principle Investigator on the $9 million MBIE funded Resilient Urban Futures programme. In New Zealand, Guy has led numerous air quality management and monitoring projects including AEEs of the Manukau Harbour Crossing and Waterview Connection, the first edition of A Draft Transit Standard to Producing an Air Quality Assessment for Road Building Projects, and many monitoring campaigns. Guy has a PhD in atmospheric chemistry from the University of Essex, an MSc in environmental assessment from Anglia Ruskin University and a BSc in chemistry from the University of Bradford. He has previously worked as a researcher at the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Essex and as a consultant at Arthur D. Little and Cambridge Consultants. He is currently a member of steering committee and visiting scientist for EU (Marie Curie) funded Human EXposure to Aerosol Contaminants in Modern Microenvironments (HEXACOMM) programme.
Title: Woodsmoke research in New Zealand: A review
Burning wood for domestic heating is a major contributor to PM pollution throughout New Zealand and has been a focus for air quality research for well over a decade.
The majority of the research has concentrated on emissions of PM10 from domestic woodburners for inventory purposes but other research has also been carried out: investigating spatial and temporal variation of ambient wood smoke, population exposure, indoor exposure, health impacts and behaviour. This talk reviews the last decade’s research and looks forward to the next decade.
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