Rwanda launches first African Air Quality and Climate Laboratory equipped to measure more than 50 gases that degrade the ozone layer and affect climate change. In a joint effort--between the Ministries of Education, Environment and Rwanda Meteorological Agency in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and hosted by the University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology--Ron Prinn, EAPS TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science, and EAPS former PhD student Jimmy Gasore helped to initiate the Rwanda-MIT Climate Change Observatory Project with the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE).
Kigali, Monday- January 15, 2019:The Minister of Education Dr. Eugene Mutimura officiated the ceremony to launch the first African Air Quality and Climate Laboratory equipped with the “Medusa system” that will measure more than 50 gases that lessen the ozone layer.
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Story Image: Mt. Mugogo in Rwanda where the continent's first high frequency atmospheric station is located. (Photo: Gunver Vestergaard)