"AiroTec CMRU" joins with "GISTDA" to join forces with partners to train "Pandora and GEMS Data Processing & Application" to integrate knowledge and sustainable air quality management.

The Asian Air Quality Operations Center by Space Technology, Geo-informatics & Environmental Engineering (AiroTEC), Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, cooperating with the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization), Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation or on behalf of GISTDA (GISTDA), United Nations (UNESCAP), and Pollution Control Department and Prince of Songkla University join forces with 16 alliances. There are Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Mai National Astronomical Research Institute, Northern Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Regional Center, Conservation Area Management Office at 16, Forest Resources Management Office No. 1 (Chiang Mai), Office of the Environment Region 1, Chiang Mai Breath Council, Chiang Mai Provincial Tourism and Sports Office, Chiang Mai Natural Resources and Environment Office, Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health, Chiang Mai Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, Chiang Mai Agriculture, Chiang Mai Provincial Industry Office, Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Promotion Office, Provincial Public Relations Office Chiang Mai, and the Northern Meteorological Center.

This workshop organized training activities “Pandora and GEMS Data Processing & Application” under the leadership of GISTDA under the project “Building the Pan-Asia Partnership for Geospatial Air Pollution information” (PAPGAPi) for field operators of ground detectors, Pandora. However, this training included the Pollution Control Department, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, and Prince of Songkla University, as well as researchers and government officials from agencies involved in measuring air quality at the local and local levels.

There was Dr. Suraswadi Phumpanich, project manager, and Assistant Professor Surasak Nommesri, Vice President of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, welcomed during the 19-21 April 2023 at Eurngsaisongsang meeting room, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Mueang District, Chiang Mai Province.

There were technology lectures for air quality monitoring and monitoring at the event, workshops on ground detectors, Pandora and GEMS satellite data, and a crewless aerial vehicle (UAV) exhibition for air quality work. After participating in the workshop, there was an activity to visit the air quality management operations of the AiroTec CMRU Center at Rim Nuea Subdistrict, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province. The objective is to prepare and integrate data obtained from geospatial technology and ground measurement stations. In addition, knowledge building and training on using data obtained from Pandora detectors and GEMS data to measure air quality. In addition, this workshop collaborates with partners to exchange and discuss ways to sustainably apply space technology to monitor and manage air quality in Thailand.

Dr. Ratchaphon Samputthanon, Director of AiroTec, said that innovative measurement of air quality and PM 2.5 dust, integrating science to jointly manage dust and smoke problems for good air quality in Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces for the excellent health of people in the community. Various activities have been carried out according to the concept of “From Space, To the Earth, For Communities” for the benefit of local communities according to the philosophy of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. Moreover, the center hopes that all 16 partners work together to help manage the haze problem in both the short and long terms.

Moreover, Dr. Chayanon Sawasdeenaruenat, Deputy Director of the AiroTEC Center, added that in dealing with the dust problem, there should be awareness of dust and smoke values with sensors, including educating society on how to protect themselves during the PM 2.5 crisis by wearing an N95 mask, inventing a DIY air purifier, and building a dust-free vivacious pressure room for sustainable air quality management to local people.


ภาพโดย: CMRU News