The grass pollen season begins. Grass pollen is the main cause of allergic respiratory diseases in Switzerland and many other countries. However, comprehensive real-time pollen monitoring in Europe is still in its infancy.
This paper describes the rationale behind the EUMETNET AutoPollen programme, which aims to develop a prototype automatic pollen monitoring network across Europe.
A short review of ESA2020, a highlight for Swisens and all involved. Like most trade shows and conferences this year, ESA 2020 had to give way to Covid-19.
The Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, recently completed the successful proof-of-concept phase for the new Swiss network for automatic pollen measurement, which is being developed in collaboration with Swisens.
We present the first validation of the Swisens Poleno, currently the only operational automatic pollen monitoring system based on digital holography.