Webinar on Continuous Monitoring Data
Land Science is pleased to present a webinar with vapor intrusion experts, Dr. Blayne Hartman of Hartman Environmental and Dr. Mark Kram of Groundswell Technologies. During this webinar presentation, Dr.s Hartman and Kram discuss updates regarding vapor intrusion pathway issues, as well as the use of continuous monitoring data. Vapor intrusion continues to be a hot topic among environmental practitioners and represents an opportunity in the industry for firms to expand in providing informed and proper VI guidance and best practices for their clients’ sites. The recording of this free webinar is now available.
About the Presenters:
Blayne Hartman, PhD
President, Hartman Environmental Geoscience
Dr. Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion. He has provided training on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to state regulatory agencies in over 30 states. His organization, Hartman Environmental Geoscience, provides vapor intrusion, soil gas and analytical expertise.
Mark Kram, PhD
Founder and CTO, Groundswell Technologies
Dr. Mark Kram is the Founder and CTO for Groundswell Technologies, Inc., a group specializing in automated cloud based monitoring and modeling of environmental sensor and analytical instrumentation networks. Dr. Kram has over 30 years of experience using innovative environmental assessment techniques, has authored articles, national standards and book chapters on the subject.
FAQ: The Vapor Intrusion Pathway
The questions summarized in this FAQ as part of the Land Science “Distinguished Speaker” webinar series, were provided by our guest presenters, Blayne Hartman, PhD and Mark Kram, PhD in response to questions fielded throughout the webinar presentation. REGENESIS and Land Science are grateful to both Dr. Hartman and Dr. Kram for sharing their expertise. Land Science is dedicated to providing relevant, industry-leading content in support of client partners globally.
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