Celebration event May 2019

In February 2019, students from 30 schools across Ireland measured nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – a principal pollutant from car exhaust emissions. 

Students researched and analyzed their data and produced reports for the GLOBE Air Quality Event at Woodquay, Dublin. At the event, they exchanged information and ideas for how to further investigate their local air quality and come up with solutions for reducing air pollution. 

Speaking at the event, Laura Burke, the Director General of the EPA said, “The research carried out by GLOBE schools is important and useful work and it will help us in the EPA to protect Ireland’s clean air. [...] Through your work you are making an important contribution to protecting our shared environment. You are the scientists of the future and you can make a difference."

Based on the excellent quality of their research project, two students were selected to represent Ireland at the GLOBE Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, USA, In July 2019.

From left to right: Laura Burke (Director General of the EPA), three students from Larkin Community College with their science teacher, Mary Conway and Michael John O’Mahony (Director of the EEU).