PRAISE-HK has officially launched!


PRAISE-HK, a 5-year project to develop a first of its kind air quality information mobile app, officially commenced on 1 November 2016. The HKUST Institute for the Environment held its first Science Meeting on 12 December 2016 (Monday) at the Hong Kong Club Building, gathering all of the Project Co-investigators, Project Consultants and task members in a full day of discussion.

Team leaders of the total 9 tasks (listed below) – each representing an important project component – presented their work-plans and had a fruitful discussion with one another. The meeting has effectively  facilitated mutual understanding and started building synergies important for the ongoing collaborations.

Task 1: Real-time PATH/Urban-ADMS modelling
Task 2: AQ characterization by microenvironments
Task 3: Urban informatics and big data analytics
Task 4: Transport modelling
Task 5: Mobile app and web database and server development
Task 6: Personal air pollution exposure assessment
Task 7: Personal exposure / Health-risk analysis and prediction
Task 8: Public education & stakeholders engagement
Task 9: Management, review & audit

Event photos: (click to enlarge images)