Observing regional air pollution across Senegal: a UVA-UCAD partnership

Fall 2021 GPOD Grant Recipient

Sally E. Pusede (Environmental Sciences)

This project will support the establishment of an air quality network across Senegal measuring two important pollutants, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). This network will provide unprecedented observations of air pollution abundance, sources, and spatiotemporal patterns across the country. The network will also strengthen an existing research partnership between UVA and the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), provide unique training opportunities for Senegalese and UVA students, and initiate new collaborations with scholars in other countries.