The Clean Air Monitoring and Solutions Network, or CAMS-Net, is a National Science Foundation-funded project aimed at creating an international “network of networks” that will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and data in order to improve the usage and application of low-cost sensor air quality data. Below is a video showing our project overview from our Principal Investigator, Dr. Dan Westervelt.
Specific Goals of CAMS-Net:
- Create an international network of networks for air pollution monitoring and clean air solutions in diverse locations in both the Global South and North
- Share knowledge, data, and best practices among each member network to synthesize research focused on acquiring useful, actionable open data from LCS, regulatory grade monitors, satellite data, air quality models, and other sources in order to promote clean air solutions;
- Build technical capacity on air pollution monitoring and solutions, including training of scientists including students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career researchers from a variety of partner networks and cities around the world;
- Facilitate open communication channels among scholars to promote collaboration and idea exchange,
- Establish mechanisms for collaborations among international and multidisciplinary partner networks to co-produce knowledge of clean air solutions and how best to leverage LCS in combination with other data sources to advance new discoveries of the processes governing atmospheric composition in surface air across the globe.