The Devonport Air Monitoring Station was the third major ambient air monitoring station to be established in Tasmania. A suitable location in Devonport was identified in 2011. Preliminary installation work commenced in late 2012 and the station commenced live operation in early 2013.
The station currently houses a Low-Volume Air Sampler (LVAS) to measure PM2.5, and a Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM) instrument to measure PM10. The LVAS and TEOM data are used to report against the Australian air quality standards. These data undergo a validation process prior to publication. The station also includes a DRX DustTrack (optical particle counter) to measure indicative PM2.5 and PM10 for real-time public information. Real-time plots (with 10-minute updates) of the DustTrak data can be found on the Devonport Real-time Air Quality page.
Graphs of annual validated data are available via the
validated data portal.
Recent unvalidated air quality data from Devonport air station
The plot below shows day-averaged PM10 and PM2.5 from the most recent 30 days of DustTrak data from the station.
Other data plots, including data from previous years, are available on our historical data-plot page.
The National Environment Protection Measure standards for the species measured at this station are:
PM10 - day average: 50 ug/m3; annual average: 25
- PM2.5 - day average: 25 ug/m3; annual average: 8
Important Note: The unvalidated data in the plot above are indicative only, and are provided for public information.
In keeping with legislative requirements the data are reported in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) throughout the year.