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Environmental Research Group

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA S KSBHS/ERG
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Environmental Research Group
Date(s): 1993-2005
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Environmental Research Group


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Environmental Research Group (ERG) is part of the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at King's College London and is a leading provider of air quality information and research in the UK. In 1993, ERG created the London Air Quality Network (LAQN) in conjunction with the London Boroughs and Regional Health Authorities - this was the UK's first regional monitoring network. LAQN compiles information about air quality in and around Greater London. Measurements are collected either hourly or twice daily from continuous monitoring sites, processed and checked then placed on the LAQN website with an hourly update, which shows the latest pollution levels across the capital.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection comprises data gathered by the Environmental Research Group, 1993-2005, on air quality in the following regions and counties: Greater London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Sussex and Kent. Also, annual reports of the London Air Quality Network, Air Quality in London, (South East Institute of Public Health), Feb 1944-2005.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Open. Visitors are required to provide proof of ID and sign an undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives and Information Management, King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the Environmental Research Group, Mar 2007

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery. Sources:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2008

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