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Technical Visit

 

2015MIECF Technical Visit
Free of Charge

 

Date:

28/3/2015 Saturday

Time:

10:00-11:00(English/ Mandarin tour guide)及11:00-12:00 (Mandarin tour guide)

Venue:

Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau

Assembly Point:

Information Counter at Expo Hall Foyer

Assembly Time:

First Tour: 09:15 / Second Tour: 10:15

Capacity:

40pax/ tour (Limited Capacity, First-come-first-served)

Enrollment Method:

Please sign up with Admission Pass or Exhibitor Pass at the time and venue as follow:
25/3 14:00-18:00 Secretariat at Expo Hall A Foyer
26-27/3 09:00-18:00 Information Counter at Expo Hall Foyer

 

Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau

Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) was established in 1952, so it already has more than sixty years. In addition to weather analysis and forecast, SMG is also responsible for work and research related to local climate and climate change, air quality monitoring, environmental radiation and seismic monitoring.

The SMG headquarters is a three-storey building covering over three thousand square meters. The building is located on the summit of Taipa Grande, and in its interior has the meteorological observation station, the lightning monitoring system, the air quality monitoring station, the environmental radiation monitoring station, the seismic monitoring station, as well as a quality assurance laboratory and a radiation laboratory.

In 1987, in cooperation with related government departments, SMG started the “Air Quality Monitoring Program”, using semi-automatic monitoring equipment to collect samples (e.g. an automatic precipitation collector, a total suspended particulates sampling collector, etc.), in order to measure the precipitation’s pH levels, environmental lead levels and other parameters. Since 1999, SMG uses an automatic air quality monitoring network to provide more effective measurements of major air pollutants affecting the city, including respirable suspended particles (PM10), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3) and carbon monoxide (CO). The network also monitors the levels of fine suspended particles (PM2.5) since 2012.

In order to promote a three-party cooperation on air pollution control and prevention, in September 2014, Macao added the Taipa Grande air quality monitoring station to the Pearl River Delta (PRD) regional air quality monitoring network, i.e. “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao PRD Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network”. The establishment of the network is one of the important environmental collaboration achievements among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. The Guangdong Environmental Monitoring Center, the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, the Macao Environmental Protection Bureau and the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau are responsible for the coordination, management and operation of all three monitoring stations, and providing detailed real-time air quality information to the public. The network also releases hourly information about the concentration levels of various air pollutants. Furthermore, the network will provide the respective air quality indices for the three locations. In addition, the network will continue to publish an annual report with the monitoring results and the air pollution trend in the PRD region, and report the quarterly statistical monitoring results.

 

Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau Headquarters Building

 Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau Headquarters Building

Meteorological Observation Station

 Meteorological Observation Station

Air quality monitoring instruments (1)

Air quality monitoring instruments (1)

Air quality monitoring instruments (2)

 Air quality monitoring instruments (2)