Environmental monitoring focuses on monitoring our natural environment & protecting it from any negative outcomes of human activity. It further protects us from the dangers of the environment such as natural disasters. Take a look at some of the services we provide…
AIR QUALITY MONITORING
The table below presents the UK’s 2005 baseline of 5 key pollutants and the UK’s commitments to reductions by 2020 & 2030.
|2005 baseline(kt)||Reduction required by 2020||Reduction required by 2030||2020 celling(kt)||2030 celling(kt)|
According to DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) average levels of nitrogen dioxide at the roadside are at their lowest level since the government first started to collect these statistics. Emissions of nitrogen oxides have fallen by almost 27% between 2010 and 2016 and are also at their lowest level since records began correlating with EV uptake. However, road transport, shipping, aviation and rail are responsible for a significant proportion of air pollutant emissions: 50% of nitrogen oxides, 16% PM2.5 and 5% of NMVOCs61.
Transport therefore has a key role to play in reducing emissions and meeting the government’s objectives on the environment and public health. Emissions from road transport have been in the spotlight because of their impact on local air quality, but Government is committed to cutting air pollution from all forms of transport. In 2017, government published the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and is already investing £3.5bn to reduce emissions from transport, cleaning up the air.
Here at Hangar-19 we have worked with councils and departments for environmental health to implement solutions to tackle these issues using air quality monitoring stations. Air Quality monitoring is an integral part of an effective air quality management system. Reasons to collect such data include to: assess the extent of pollution; provide air pollution data to the general public in a timely manner; support implementation of air quality goals or standards; evaluate the effectiveness of emissions control strategies & provide information on air quality trends. With our support and expertise, we have been able to successfully deliver on such projects enabling organisations to support these goals.
Flooding is still a major issue around the world with continents such as Asia & Africa being the most affected. Flood warning systems provide local real-time river flood monitoring & warning systems. Flood sensors near any major body of water provide critical information that can protect properties, businesses & even save lives.