Air quality agencies must keep pace with ever-changing pollutant monitoring requirements. Increasingly, many agencies also face the challenge of replacing knowledge that is lost as senior staff retire. Proper training ensures that agency staff have a current and cohesive knowledge base that can be applied consistently across an organization.
Using real-world scenarios and local examples, STI delivered a workshop to train agency staff on data review, quality control, and quality assurance. Participants examined screening criteria and explored useful data displays for criteria pollutants, speciated PM2.5, hydrocarbons, air toxics, surface meteorology, and black carbon.