Updated: Apr 3
EarthSense, the air quality expert, today announced its partnership with health and safety solution specialist, ROSE Environmental who will distribute the Zephyr® monitor in the Caribbean.
The new partnership sees ROSE Environmental as an official distributor of EarthSense’s Zephyr® air quality monitor to companies working in the manufacturing and petrochemicals market, local authorities, universities, and schools in the Caribbean.
Tom Hall, Managing Director at EarthSense said: “Reference grade monitors provide high quality pollution data that can be used for a host of applications. However, a low number of stations available across a city means that it might be hard to come by detailed air quality data for insight into the behaviour of air pollutants as air moves and disperses between buildings and streets.”
Hall continued: “It's becoming increasingly important for countries around the world to have access to granular air quality data and indicative monitoring tools. In contrast, the Zephyr® monitor is a lightweight, small-form alternative with a simple installation process that provides real-time measurements for various ambient air pollutants. By partnering with ROSE Environmental, we’re providing the means for local authorities and businesses to understand air pollution levels, spikes, and trends at a high resolution and at an affordable cost without high ongoing maintenance needs.”
ROSE Environmental is offering its customers with a complete air quality monitoring service, including installation, maintenance, technical support, and training courses about how to use Zephyr® monitors and the EarthSense MyAir® data application. Training will help its customers to understand what their measured air quality data means and ROSE Environmental will also provide a service to review air quality data for its customers who may be unfamiliar with data analysis.
Local authorities and businesses based in the Caribbean now have the option to purchase EarthSense’s Zephyr® monitors via ROSE Environmental on annual or multiyear subscription-based plans to fit within their budgets and project timings. By implementing air quality monitoring networks, councils, manufacturing, and petrochemicals business can respond to environmental challenges, launch baseline monitoring projects, ensure compliance with local policies to minimise exposure, or reduce vehicle emissions by rerouting traffic away from emission hotspots during peak times.
Universities can purchase Zephyr® monitors from ROSE Environmental, allowing PhD and masters students to use them as part of research projects into air quality. The distribution of Zephyr® monitors in the Caribbean will also enable local authorities and schools to deliver environmental programmes in schools to pupils about the dangers of air pollution, methods of reducing emissions and why air quality matters in a climate context.
Gary Teixeira, CEO at ROSE Environmental said: “We are very excited to team up with EarthSense and to be selected as distributor for the Caribbean. Our objective has been threefold:
1. To supply a cost-effective solution to monitor air quality reliably to complement the region’s network of operating reference air quality shelters, and provide accurate air quality data to more communities
2. To provide good air quality data for company and community awareness, and education on what is poor air quality and how this impacts health, and the controls that can be implemented
3. And to support compliance monitoring efforts by offering a solution that adds significant value, and that makes good sense.
After testing for over six months in country, we are confident the EarthSense Zephyr® technology and the MyAir®, and MappAir® applications will satisfy this.”
EarthSense’s Zephyr® monitor uses an active sampling mechanism which draws in air and releases it back into the atmosphere to deliver real-time measurements of ambient air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3) and particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10). Air quality data is stored, accessed, and analysed on the MyAir® web application or can be integrated into third party systems via application programming interface (API).