Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography
Overview: Pollution analysts work in natural and urban environments to ensure pollution levels are within standards set by their given country and/or region. Researching to identify sources of pollution affecting people, wildlife, and the environment; Undertaking fieldwork to take measurements of pollution levels; Analyzing measurements of pollution to make recommendations on how best to reduce the pollution levels; Designing and evaluating waste disposal sites to reduce pollution; Collecting of data from pollution emission measurements; Identifying and analyzing sources of pollution; Developing research models using mathematical and physics based models; Preparing graphs, charts and reports of findings to present; Developing approaches for controlling pollution; Keeping up-to-date on current pollution legislation. This role often incorporates both desk and field-based work, as well as possible lab work depending on your circumstances, background, and place of employment.
Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Environmental Geographers, Human Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Quantitative Methods, Human Geography, Regional Geography
Skills: Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Environmental Management, Physical/Human Geography, Geographic Information Science
Written by Christopher Hinojosa