Clean Air for Greater Manchester

Time: 15.00 - 17.00

Venue: Bright Building, Manchester, M15 6GZ

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We would like to invite you to the joint launch of two major capital investments in air quality research at the University of Manchester. The event, on September 18th 2019, will launch the University of Manchester’s Air Quality Supersite and the Manchester Urban Observatory. Worth £2 million, these major capital investments combine expertise from the Manchester Environmental Research Institute, the Manchester Urban Institute and Digital Futures to underpin world-leading research into air quality and help Greater Manchester achieve its goal of becoming a green city region.

The event will be to launch:

  • The NERC air quality supersite is a major component of a new network of observatories that host advanced air quality monitoring instruments to detect harmful air pollutants and their sources. The £0.75M observatory has led to The University of Manchester leading a major £2.3M programme within the UKRI Clean Air Strategic Priorities Fund.
  • The EPSRC UKCRIC programme has awarded £1M capital funding to create the Manchester Urban Observatory and develop ambitions around digital futures, cities, environment and health.

The event will showcase the investments and the multi-disciplinary research activities that will utilize them. The launch event will act as a forum to enhance the interaction between academic researchers, policy makers, health bodies and key business stakeholders to inform, examine and deliver the implementation of the Clean Air Plan and to establish the public health impacts of air quality in Greater Manchester and the impact of the planned improvements.

The launch will be held on Wednesday 18th September 15:00-17:00 at the Bright Building, Manchester.