Air quality monitoring helps us identify the concentration of pollutants in the air at a given location, which helps us prioritize the steps to help reduce port-related air emissions that negatively impact our environment and contribute to climate change. Air quality monitoring also helps to inform regional and global strategies so we can collaborate with other ports to reduce the effects of port-related activities on our environment.
Since 2010, we have provided funding for one of Metro Vancouver’s air quality stations, located at Pebble Hill in Tsawwassen. The station forms part of Metro Vancouver’s ambient air quality monitoring network and is used in both Metro Vancouver’s regional air assessments as well as our own environmental assessments.
Air quality monitoring is an important step that helps inform our emissions inventory. This enables us to track and report our progress toward achieving our vision for the Port of Vancouver to be the world’s most sustainable port.