Seaborne Air Monitoring Study within Hong Kong Waters
Project Description

The Greater Bay Area plays host to several busiest container ports in the world, representing around ten percent of global container traffic. Marine vessels are one of the major local air pollution emission sources, emitting considerable amounts of SO2, NOx, PM, and VOCs to the atmosphere on the coast of Hong Kong and the neighboring Pearl River Delta (PRD). We are planning to use a ship-borne platform to measure the air quality data in Hong Kong waters to better quantify the impacts of vessel emissions and air-sea exchange.

Supervisor
WANG Zhe
Quota
3
Course type
UROP1100
Applicant's Roles

1) literature review
2) learn sampling skills and operate equipment for air quality measurement
3) conduct seaborne air quality measurement using our research vessel
4) data processing and analysis, and results interpretation

Applicant's Learning Objectives

The applicants are expected to learn:
1) basic knowledge of air pollution and measurement;
2) the methodology of air quality measurement using ship platform
3) analysis and some data processing software;
3) analytical skills and critical thinking ability.

Complexity of the project
Moderate