Achieving Net Zero- Agritech Air Quality Online Hackathon

Organised by: The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab
Date: Tues 20th April 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:30
Location: Online event

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This event is aimed at people who work or are interested in air quality, agritech, and data science, but all our welcome!

Join us to explore and discuss the challenges of improving air quality in the agritech sector, and to determine solutions to help achieve net Zero targets. This event is for anyone with a general interest in data-led solutions, and what support and opportunities exist for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

We will provide access to relevant data sets, provide a general introduction to the key topics, and then you'll have the opportunity to pick a topic and as a team, discuss and develop solutions with the support of specialist mentors.

This event is being led by Rothamsted Research, the National Physical Laboratory and the Met Office, with a wealth of expertise from the Impact Lab partnership.


10:05 - Welcome and introduction (Dr Khalid Mahmood, Rothamsted Research)

10:15 - Overview of Air quality from Agriculture: (Dr Laura Cardenas, Rothamsted Research)

10:25 - Key innovations to control methane emissions from cattle (Francisco Norris, Zelp)

10:35 - Introduction to Data Sets: From Science to Service (Dr Maria Athanassiadou, Met Office)

10:40 - Breakout groups - choose a room to join to discuss challenges and solutions in the following areas:

i) Soil Emissions - N2O, NOX, CO2, fertiliser and manure, effect of compaction, flooding (facilitated by Dr Laura Cardenas, Rothamsted Research)

ii) Crops Emissions (facilitated by Dr Maria Athanassiadou, Met Office)

iii) Livestock Emissions - Methane, Manure, Ammonia- Poultry/Pigs (facilitate by Dr Marc Coleman, National Physical Laboratory)

11:20 Highlights and ideas from breakout groups.

11:25 Funding opportunities (Andy Duncan, National Physical Laboratory / Khalid Mahmood, Rothamsted Research)

11:30 Networking - presenters and facilitators will stay on to discuss any residual questions (optional)