EarthSense Systems Sponsors National Air Quality Award

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EarthSense Systems, the new name in commercial air quality monitoring solutions, is sponsoring a national award for air quality

Issued by EarthSense Systems on 2 November

EarthSense Systems, the new name in commercial air quality monitoring solutions, is sponsoring a national award for air quality. Part of the National Air Quality Conference, the awards are designed to recognise achievement and champion innovation throughout the air quality sector. EarthSense is sponsoring the Local Authority and Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year award, whose shortlisted finalists include Barts Health NHS Trust and Global Action Plan, Transport for Greater Manchester, the Cross River Partnership and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency working with Glasgow City of Science and Young Scot.

“This is a highly sought after national award with strong competition from across the public sector, and we are therefore delighted to sponsor it and help to raise the profile of air quality improvement projects,” commented James Eddy, Managing Director of EarthSense Systems. “We have already worked with a number of organisations in this sector and recognise the hard work, dedication and innovation that are required to achieve tangible results.”

The Local Authority and Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year award, sponsored by EarthSense, will be presented to the organisation or partnership that has delivered an air quality project or programme that has been shown to have a demonstrable effect on air quality. With projects including Cleaner Air for East London, Clean Air for Schools, London Clean Air Better Business and an education scheme for young people in Scotland, the competition in the local authority category is very strong. Other award categories include Innovation in Air Quality Technology sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and Fuso, Passenger Transport Air Quality Initiative sponsored by Heathrow Airport and Air Quality Champion sponsored by Calor Gas.

The awards follow a one-day conference being held on the 10th November at The QEII Centre in Westminster. Organised by, speakers at the conference include senior representatives from DEFRA, Public Health England, Volvo and Autogas, with subjects including Clean Air Zone Frameworks, Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability, and New Technology and the Automotive Industry.

EarthSense, who will also be exhibiting at the event, has already undertaken a range of air quality monitoring projects, including trials of an airborne air quality mapper, air pollution monitoring equipment on a rocket, and mobile mapping with air quality sensors mounted in electric cars. Future plans include the establishment of a nationwide network of air quality monitoring sensors, feeding live data for up to the minute air quality predictions.

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Editor’s Notes:

EarthSense Systems aims to deliver products that enable the world to visualise and solve its air quality issues. A joint venture between aerial mapping company Bluesky and the University of Leicester, EarthSense enables policy makers, planners and those responsible for delivering results to access to real world information in order to support decision making.

With a mix of hardware (air quality sensors), software (bespoke modelling), data (derived and complementary) and people, EarthSense is uniquely poised to take a lead in air quality monitoring solutions and services, making a difference to people’s lives and delivering high value information to a range of consumers and decision makers.

The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality inspirational teaching. Leicester is among the most socially inclusive of Britain's top 20 leading universities. The University of Leicester is The Times/Sunday Times 2014 University of the Year Runner-Up and the THE University of the Year 2008-9.  Leicester is a three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, and is the only University to win seven consecutive awards from the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. Leicester is ranked 14th out of 121 institutions by The Times/Sunday Times and the University is ranked among the top two percent in the world by the QS World University Rankings, Taiwan World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings.

Bluesky is a UK-based specialist in aerial survey including aerial photography, LiDAR and thermal data using the very latest survey technology, including two UltraCam Eagles and an Orion M300 LiDAR system. An internationally recognised leader with projects extending around the globe, Bluesky is proud to work with prestigious organisations such as Google, the BBC and Government Agencies. 

Bluesky has unrivalled expertise in the creation of seamless, digital aerial photography and maintains national “off the shelf” coverage of aerial photography, DTM and DSM through an on-going three year update programme. By purchasing a World first sensor for the simultaneous capture of LiDAR, thermal and aerial photography data, Bluesky is in the enviable position of being able to provide customers with unique and cost effective solutions.

Bluesky is also leading the way in developing innovative solutions for environmental applications, including the UK’s first National Tree Map (NTM), solar mapping and citywide ‘heat loss’ maps, and is currently developing noise and air quality mapping products.

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