HAQAST Massachusetts

The HAQAST Public Meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts will be June 4th and 5th, 2024 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Buildings 54/55, with the pre-meeting early-career workshop on June 3rd.  Check back at this page for more details.

The Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST)  works to connect NASA satellite data and products with public health experts and air quality managers. Our team of 14 PIs and 70+ total collaborating investigators has grown to support and serve hundreds of organizations across the U.S. and around the world. Our public meetings are opportunities to grow these two-way dialogues in which stakeholders share their research needs and priorities, and scientists share their resources, insights, and new discoveries.

The in-person registration deadline is Friday, May 17th. Registration is free, and you can register here.

Registration   Early Career Workshop   Meeting Agenda   Transport & Restaurant Info

A room block is available at the Boston Marriott Cambridge (50 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142) until May 10th at $399 per night. Note that room block may fill before the deadline. Rooms can be booked by clicking the button below:

Room Block

Meeting Agenda

HAQAST Massachusetts Public Meeting

The Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST) works to connect NASA satellite data and products with public health experts and air quality managers. Our public meetings are opportunities to grow these two-way dialogues in which stakeholders share their research needs and priorities, and scientists share their resources, insights, and new discoveries. This meeting will highlight how satellite data can inform climate change adaptation and mitigation, applications from TEMPO, applications for satellite data in a changing regulatory landscape, and more!

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HEI - HAQAST Workshop

HEI and HAQAST Early Career Health and Atmospheric Science Workshop

 This Health Effects Institute and HAQAST workshop is geared toward early career researchers in atmospheric science and remote sensing interested in building connections and creating health-relevant research proposals. We will cover some of the key challenges in using satellite data for health applications, ways people overcome these challenges, and opportunities for funding and collaboration.

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This pre-meeting workshop will be held the afternoon of June 3rd at MIT. Please indicate your interest in attending with the meeting registration link if you plan to attend both the meeting and workshop, or if planning to only attend the workshop, indicate your interest here.

Transport and Restaurant Information

We have compiled transportation and restaurant information for the area near the hotel and conference venue at MIT. This includes parking, the route from the airport to the hotel, and useful resources. Click on the image for a larger view.

FAQ

Q: Does the meeting have a registration fee?

A: No, the meeting is free!

Q: Is there funding to support travel to the meeting?

A: Travel funding has been awarded on a rolling basis. We encourage participants from non-profits, city, state, and tribal governments, private foundations to apply. Generally,  international travel and federal civil servants are not eligible for funding due to restrictions from the funding source. We typically do not prioritize funding academic participants.

Q: Are there opportunities for me or my organization to present?

A: Update: We have filled available in-person speaking spots. Virtual pre-recorded flash talk spots are still available.

We will have panels, a poster session, and virtual flash talks.

  • Panels generally have four speakers each, who speak for about 8-10 minutes each, with the remaining time for discussion.
  • Virtual flash talks are pre-recorded and typically run between 3 – 5 minutes.
  • In-person flash talks will be 3 minutes.
  • We are also planning a poster session. For poster presenters: posters should be vertical, maximum 47 inches tall x 37 inches wide.
  • Please indicate your interest in presenting on the registration form.

Q: When will an agenda be available?

A: The agenda is now available, see above! Check out our recent past meetings to see types of presentations and discussions at our meetings.

Q: Who should I talk to about special accommodations?

A: Please reach out to Jenny Bratburd, HAQAST Outreach Manager.