In the QUALARIA project, the BERNARD Air Analyser (BAA) will be used for the city-wide monitoring of air pollutants in São Paulo, Brazil. The BERNARD Gruppe’s intelligent air quality sensors combined with the existing urban reference monitoring network will establish the fundamental high-resolution data required for the project.

As part of the international QUALARIA research project, the BERNARD Gruppe is working together with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the University of São Paulo and MeteoIA, a leading climate tech company. The BERNARD Gruppe is responsible for implementing a cost-efficient monitoring network of BAA air quality measurement systems to increase the spatiotemporal coverage of the existing urban reference monitoring network. The QUALARIA system will use the data collected by the hybrid monitoring network, together with information from emission inventories and simulations of chemical transport models, to generate AI-based high-resolution predictions of urban air pollution. The system will be developed for the city of São Paulo, but together with the knowledge gained from the project, it can be transferred to other cities in the long term.

Matthias Schindler, BERNARD Gruppe