Breathe2Change Initiative - Connecting science and society for smoke-free air

The Virtual Coffee Break on the Alumniportal Deutschland

Topic: Connecting science and society for smoke-free air

In Argentina, air pollution is a major problem, mainly due to slash and burn and the burning of rubbish and biomass. These practices contribute significantly to the emission of fine dust into the atmosphere. This creates major health problems for the population and has a negative impact on agricultural yields. Rodrigo Gastón Gibilisco would therefore like to use his Breathe2Change Initiative: Connecting Science and Society for Smoke-Free Air to better control air quality in Tucumán, Argentina, and at the same time raise public awareness of the issue. One component of the initiative of Gibilisco and its partners in Germany and Argentina is the development of an inexpensive sensor module to measure air quality. The local population is to be involved in the collection of measurement data, the collected air quality data will be made accessible in real time via a publicly accessible platform. The network is supported by academic institutions, NGOs from Germany and Argentina and political decision-makers. In this virtual coffee break, Rodrigo Gastón Gibilisco will present the initiative and be available for questions and discussions.

When: 22 September 2021, 3:00- 4:15 pm (CET)

Event language: English

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  • Rodrigo G. Gibilisco Rodrigo G. Gibilisco

Rodrigo Gastón Gibilisco is alumnus of the Georg Forster Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and conducts research at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina). For the Breathe2Change initiative, he received a Humboldt Alumni Prize for Innovative Networking Initiatives by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2021.

To the community profile of Rodrigo Gastón Gibilisco

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About the format

The Virtual Coffee Break is an interactive format that takes place regularly on the Alumniportal Deutschland. Speakers are Germany-Alumni who give a short input presentation on various topics and then answer questions from the participants and facilitate a discussion. To enable exchange and fruitful discussions, the number of participants is limited.This is an exclusive event for the members of the community. Alumniportal Deutschland membership (free of charge!) is required to participate. The Virtual Coffee Breaks take place as Zoom meeting. Participation is also possible via a web browser (preferably Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome) and without a Zoom account.

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