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Wednesday 21 September 2016

08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Introduction and welcome
Prof. Alistair Boxall, University of York
  Plenary Session
Environmental Monitoring: Why and How?
09:10 Monitoring and modelling for air quality regulation
Prof. Rob Kinnersley, Environment Agency
10:00 Label-free immunosensors arrays
Dr. Steven Johnson, Univesity of York
10:30 Printed lab-on-a-chip sensors for environmental monitoring
Prof. John Atkinson, University of Southampton
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 A miniaturised sensor for simultaneous detection of multiple ions in fluids
Dr. Rob van Schaijk, imec
12:00 Radiation monitoring in remote environments by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Neil Owen, Createc
12:30 Exhibitor elevator pitches
13:00 Lunch
  Parallel Session 1
CAPACITIE: Pollution monitoring in the urban environment
14:00 Tracking Dynamics of Freshwater and Marine Water Mixing using Satellite and Flyover Thermal Imaging combined with In-Situ Sensing
Prof. Dermot Diamond, Dublin City University
14:30 Is dilution the solution to pollution?
Emily Burns, University of York
14:45 Capture and analysis of environmental data
Xinwei Fang, University of York
15:00 Automatic classification of noise sources in urban soundscapes
Fady Medhat, University of York
15:15 Motivations and barriers affecting public participation in environmental monitoring
Rina Siyengwa, University of York
15:30 Tea break  
16:00 Urban sensing - lessons from the frontline - towards slightly less dumb cities
Philip James, Newcastle University
16:30 Antibody-mimetics for the detection of environmental contaminants
Eleni Koutsoumpeli, University of York
16:45 "See" how cities "Breathe": an exploration of the function of air qulaity monitoring data
Xiuxiu Gao, University of York
17:00 Human body surface interactions as a potential source for indoor air poluution
Magdalena Kruza, University of York
17:15 Technical session 1 ends
  Parallel Session 2
Sensors in Water Quality Monitoring
14:00 SOLUTIONS for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources
Dr. Werner Brack, Hemholtz Centre for Environmental Research
14:50 Oceanographic and source water pH sensing
Dr. Nathan Lawrence, ANB Sensors
15:10 AquAffirm™: A low-cost test strip for measuring arsenic levels in drinking water using disposable thin-film electrodes and recombinant arsenite oxidase
Dr. Christopher Johnson, Bio Nano Consulting
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 The emerging case of nanopollutants in the aquatic environment: analytical challenges for the exposure assessment of silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles
Dr. Melusi Thwala, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
16:20 Natural organic matter fluorescence as a tool within water quality monitoring
Bethany Fox, Chelsea Technology Group
16:40 Q&A
17:00 Technical session 2 ends
  Plenary Session
17:15 Panel discussion: The World in 2036 – What will environmental monitoring research and innovation achieve in the next 20 years?
18:00 Reception
20:30 Reception ends


Thursday 22 September 2016

08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Introduction and welcome
Dr. Michael Brand, Sensor100
  Plenary Session: Air Quality Monitoring
09:10 Small is beautiful: using low cost sensors to probe the environment
Prof. Rod Jones, University of Cambridge
10:00 Air quality networks: lessons learned, challenges ahead & future opportunities
Dr. John Saffell, Alphasense
10:30 Evolution or revolution in sensor technology for air quality monitoring
Jim Mills, Air Monitors
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Citizen Science making changes
Samantha Heath, London Sustainability Exchange

12:00 Sensors, the environment and health
Dr. Michael Brand, Sensor100
12:30 Exhibitor elevator pitches
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Microbial biosensors in the environment: from monoparametric pollution detection to the multiparametric approach
Prof. Gerald Thouand, University of Nantes
14:30 Action for immediate impact:air quality and behavioural change
Caroline Watson, Global Action Plan
15:00 Detailed chemical models as a tool to guide future sensor development
Dr. Nicola Carslaw, University of York
15:30 Tea break
16:00 tba
Dr. Alex Southern, University of York
16:30 Presentation of poster awards; concluding remarks
17:00 Conference ends