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1st HAQAST Stakeholder Meeting Hosted by Emory University on November 4th, 2016.

HAQAST 1 was held at Emory University and brought together Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST) members and health and air quality stakeholders. The meeting included, talks, panels and discussions designed to engage and listen to information needs of health and air quality stakeholders as well as provided introductions from the new HAQAST members. Finally we heard from health and air quality leaders about the opportunities and challenges in connecting applications with NASA data, tools, and research.

Meeting Goals:

  • Hear from stakeholders about information needs and experiences
  • Introduce the new HAQAST team and collaborators
  • Highlight success stories of NASA data in user applications for health and air quality
  • Engage regional and national stakeholders in HAQAST activity
  • Build connections between HAQAST members and stakeholder attendees
  • Generate dialog on how HAQAST can provide maximum benefits to stakeholders


You can view the HAQAST members 5 min Flash Talks by clicking on ‘Flash Talk’ on their member page.

Tracey Holloway, Bryan Duncan, Arlene Fiore, Frank Freedman, Daven Henze, Jeremy Hess, Yang Liu, Jessica Neu, Susan O’Neill, Ted Russell, Daniel Tong, Jason West and Mark Zondlo.


Stakeholder Talks from November 4th Stakeholder Meeting

HAQAST Team Lead, Tracey Holloway gave an introduction to 2016-2019 HAQAST Team and Mission in her talk called ‘How Satellites See Air Pollution from Space

Bryan Duncan from NASA Goddard Flight Center shared lessons learned from 2011-2016 AQAST in his talk called ‘AQAST Retrospective 2011-2016

Rob Kaleel shared LADCO’S experience in applying of NASA data to air quality planning.

Sherri Hunt shared EPA’s EPA’s Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program: Research Priorities and Opportunities.

Patrick Kinney from Columbia University provided a talk called, ‘The air pollution health community: who, what and why?

Group discussions included questions regarding: NASA goals and HAQAST goals, past and future NASA data user applications, HAQAST research priority areas, and how HAQAST can have the maximum impact.

HAQAST 1 Reflection