This paper describes the rationale behind the EUMETNET AutoPollen programme, which aims to develop a prototype automatic pollen monitoring network across Europe.
In early summer, a double first was celebrated with the installation of a SwisensPoleno measurement system in Manchester (UK). On the one hand, the first nationwide real-time pollen concentrations were measured. Secondly, with the ongoing crisis and various lockdown scenarios, the first remotely installed SwisensPoleno is in operation.
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.
An interesting article about the increase in scientific publications on the topic of pollen allergy and pollen forecasting. Monitoring and modelling with the help of automated pollen measurements is the focus of what is happening. Consequently, the abstract about the mentioned article: