・A telemeter system was installed with on-line connections to ten EANET monitoring sites in Japan. ・Equipment and instruments such as the following are available for research and training purposes.
＜Equipment and instruments for analysis of wet and dry deposition monitoring samples and samples for soil and vegetation, and inland aquatic environments.＞
[These include several ion chromatographs (ICs) for anion and cation analysis, respectively, atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS), pH meters, conductivity meters, and deionized water apparatus.]
＜Equipment/instruments for a sampling of wet and dry deposition.＞
[These include a few types of wet-only samplers, standard rain gauges, denuder instruments, filter pack kits, high-sensitivity automatic instruments for detecting air pollutants, and Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift Spectrometer NO2 Monitor.]
＜Modern equipment/instruments for sophisticated research activities.＞
[These include a stable isotope mass spectrometer, scanning electron microscope, gas chromatography mass spectrometer, liquid chromatography mass spectrometer, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer, and OC/EC analyzer.]
Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer
Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometer
Scanning Electron Microscope
Monitoring Station and Site in Japan
＜Niigata-Maki National Acid Deposition Monitoring Station＞
・Wet and dry deposition sampling can be undertaken for research and training purposes at the Niigata-Maki national acid deposition monitoring station, located approximately 15 minutes by car from ACAP.
＜Kajikawa Catchment-Scale Monitoring Site＞
・Ecological impacts monitoring can be undertaken for research, operation and management purposes at the Kajikawa catchment-scale monitoring site, located approximately 1 hour by car from ACAP.
Research for Wet Deposition at Niigata-Maki Acid Deposition Monitoring Station
Kajikawa Catchment-Scale Monitoring Site
Equipment/Instruments as International Monitoring Network
＜Monitoring Network for KOSA＞
・Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan has installed Lidar Aerosols Monitoring System on the roof of ACAP as part of the building of the monitoring network for KOSA in Northeast Asia and is conducting observations. ・In 2017, it was honored by National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES) to cooperate with the activities of the KOSA Lidar Network Group.
＜AERONET (Aerosol RObotic NETwork）＞
・Sun Sky Lunar Multispectral Photometer (CE-318) has been installed on the roof of ACAP as AERONET (Aerosol RObotic NETwork) Site which NASA expands all over the world to measure the aerosol optical depth (AOD), and is conducting observations.
Lidar Aerosols Monitoring System
The Environment Prize from NIES in 2017
Monitoring Equipment on the Roof of ACAP
Sun Sky Lunar Multispectral Photometer
Other Modern Equipment/Instruments for Research Activities
・Computers and software for modeling research activities on long-range air pollutants transport are available.
Facilities and Office Equipment
The ACAP building is a two-story building that includes offices, chemical and biological laboratories, a training laboratory, rooms for trainees, meeting rooms (also used for EANET international meeting), etc.