Inauguration of solar powered weather observation center held in Pimpri 

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Inauguration of solar powered weather observation center held in Pimpri

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By: Pune Pulse

November 6, 2023

Pune: A solar-powered climate and air quality monitoring center was inaugurated at Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE) run by Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust. The center has been established by the City University of New York (CUNY) and Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering.

As per further information, the weather station has been set up through a grant provided to the Bronx community by the US Consulate General – Mumbai. The project has been developed in collaboration between BCC, CUNY, and Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering. The project was initiated by City University of New York Chemistry Department Chair Neil Phillips, Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, and Professor Parimita Sen.

This weather station will collect a wide range of weather-related data such as temperature, humidity, solar radiation, UV rays, humidity, and air quality. The collected data will be available in real-time through Davies Weather Link app, which will be useful for studying climate change.

Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering Director Dr Govind Kulkarni highlighted the importance of this weather station in the face of changing climate.

PCCOE Deputy Director Dr Nilakant Chopde, Dean of International Relations Roshni Raut highlighted the collaborative nature of this project. A workshop was conducted for the professors on this occasion. In this, faculty from Pimpri Chinchwad University also participated. These professors were mentored by Professor Neil Phillips and Professor Parimita Sen. An open discussion was organized with both these professors.

In the poster presentation organized by students of PCCOE, students made posters on climate change. Head of Architecture Department Dr Sandeep Mali took the initiative for poster presentation.

PCET Executive Director Dr. Girish Desai said that climate change is a global problem, and its solutions and the research that is needed are extremely important.

PCET President Dnyaneshwar Landge, Vice President Padma Bhosale, Secretary Vitthal Kalbhor, Treasurer Shantaram Garade, Trustee Harshvardhan Patil, Entrepreneur Narendra Landge, Ajinkya Kalbhor, Executive Director Dr Girish Desai extended the greetings and congratulated the participating faculty and students.

Shreyas Vange