Ricardo launches ‘openair’ air pollution analysis masterclass

Ricardo launches ‘openair’ air pollution analysis masterclass
26 March 2018

Ricardo launches ‘openair’ air pollution analysis masterclass

Ricardo air quality experts have announced the launch of a three-day training course in London to help air quality professionals add value to their data and enhance their understanding of air pollution through the use of the ‘openair’ suite of advanced data analysis tools.

The ‘openair’ package is an open source software utility dedicated to the analysis of air quality data. With nearly 100,000 downloads worldwide, it is one of the most powerful air quality analysis tools available.

Delivered by the developer of ‘openair’ software and Ricardo knowledge leader, Dr David Carslaw, the course will help air quality professionals from around the world to understand the power of ‘openair’, master its use, and analyse air pollution data. Use of ‘openair’ offers greater insight than has traditionally been possible through the application of previously available tools, where even skilled air quality specialists have struggled to apply analyses in a robust and reproducible way.

The ‘openair’ software provides an unrivalled suite of tools within a well-documented and tested package that offers a well-tested and efficient solution to this challenge.

The course will be held at Ricardo’s office in Paddington, London, from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 1 June 2018. Delegates will learn how to extract hidden value from their data, improving the credibility and robustness of their reporting and reducing the time and cost of analysis.

Ricardo’s three-day masterclass will help participants to overcome their air pollution data challenges through practical exercises that use advanced ‘openair’ techniques to handle and analyse delegates’ own data. Using participant data means attendees will learn techniques relevant to their own management challenges and are more likely to retain course knowledge due to learning within a familiar context.

Attendees will receive one-to-one coaching from Ricardo’s team of air quality experts, led by Dr Carslaw, and will attain fresh insights into their data and build the skills to replicate and expand on this within their organisations. 

“The ‘openair’ package provides a suite of tools specially designed for the analysis of air quality data,” said Dr Carslaw. “The power and versatility of the software, and the almost endless capabilities of the R coding language which underpins it, has driven demand from users wanting to understand how to unlock the full value of the ‘openair’ tools. That’s why we are making our training available to the international air quality community, equipping users with the skills and knowledge necessary to extract maximum value from their data sets and the ‘openair’ software.”

Ricardo has the longest-established air quality team in the world, with over 130 measurement, modelling and inventory and policy and strategy experts.

To find out more about the ‘openair’ course and how to register to attend, visit https://ee.ricardo.com/Air-quality/Openair-and-R-data-analysis-training

For more information on Ricardo’s work supporting air quality management across the world, visit https://ee.ricardo.com/air-quality

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