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Air Quality in Cork public talk and Q&A

A free public talk and Q&A about Cork's air quality, with researchers from University College Cork (UCC) and Cork City Council.

About this event

Learn about the local sources & hazards of air pollution, how to track Cork's air quality in real-time, and the UCC projects that are focused on better understanding and protecting our air quality.

In particular, the talk will showcase a new Cork Air Quality Dashboard, which launched in 2021. This is the result of a partnership between the CRAC LabUCC and the Cork City Council.

A free 30 min talk will be followed by a Q&A session with our panellists. The online talk will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15th, 2021


Talk by Professor John Wenger, Atmospheric Chemist, UCC

Panellist: Dr Stig Hellebust, Atmospheric Chemist, UCC

Panellist: Dr Marica Cassarino, Environmental Psychologist, UCC

Panellist: Dr Dean Venables, Atmospheric Chemist, UCC

Panellist: Dr Kevin Ryan, Executive Scientist, Cork City Council

Host: Dr Tamela Maciel, Project Manager for the RADICAL project, UCC Academy


UCC Community Week:

This event is part of UCC Community Week 2021. During Community Week, staff and students across the university come together with community and public sector partners to host community focussed events and activities. The week long programme of events celebrates UCC as a civically engaged university.



This event is coordinated by the RADICAL project, which is led by UCC. RADICAL is an EU-funded research project to develop a novel type of low-cost sensor to detect atmospheric radicals, for better air quality monitoring.


Environmental Research Institute:

This event is supported by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI). ERI is a flagship UCC institute that integrates over 400 researchers from 20 University schools and departments and 6 research centres to work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society.


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