News - September 2015

Air pollution causes more than 3 million premature deaths a year worldwide

CAR's investigators Dr Christine Cowie and Professor Bin Jalaludin feature in The Conversation discussing recent release of a publication in Nature titled "The contribution of outdoor air pollution sources to premature mortality on a global scale"

For The Conversation article, please click here here

For the Nature publication, please click here here

Using satellite data for air pollution exposure assessment workshop

CAR is hosting a workshop on using satellite data for air pollution exposure assessment on the 24th September 2015 in Melbourne

This workshop is designed to provide an introduction to using satellite data for air pollution exposure assessment. It is relevant to researchers, policy makers and industry personnel who intend to use or wish to better understand how satellite data is used in the context of air pollution and/or health studies.

The learning objectives of the workshop are to:
1. Understand how satellites collect air pollution data and the limitations of using the data
2. Become familiarised with different satellite products
3. Learn how satellite data has been used for air pollution exposure assignment overseas and locally
4. Become familiarised with the requirements of using satellite data and the various file formats
5. Understand other inputs required to model satellite data for air pollution exposures