HAQAST Massachusetts

The HAQAST Public Meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts was held June 4th and 5th, 2024 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the pre-meeting early-career workshop co-organized with the Health Effects Institute on June 3rd.

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 60+ 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.

Early Career Workshop   Panel Recordings Posters

HAQAST Massachusetts meeting attendees

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 highlighted how satellite data informs climate change adaptation and mitigation, applications from TEMPO, applications for satellite data in a changing regulatory landscape, and more!


Session 1A

Overview of NASA HAQAST

Opening Remarks

Arlene Fiore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

HAQAST Updates – Summer 2024

Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Team Leader, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Explore Earth

John Haynes (Program Manager for Health and Air Quality Applications)


Session 1B

Facilitating the Use of Satellite Data by the Novice User

Tracey Holloway (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Jenny Bratburd (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Susan Anenberg (George Washington University)

Dan Goldberg (George Washington University)

Randall Martin (Washington University in St. Louis)

Jingqiu Mao (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

Jennifer McGinnis (Colorado State University)

Arlene Fiore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Yang Liu (Emory University)

Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Daniel Tong (George Mason University)

Slides available here


Session 2A

Health and Air Quality Applications of TEMPO

Moderator: Aaron Naeger (NASA Marshall / TEMPO Missions Application lead)

Doug Boyer and Chola Regmi (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)

Arlene Fiore (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Team Lead, University of Wisconsin—Madison)

Caroline Nowlan (Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)


Session 2B

Adapting to Climate Change: Heat, Air Pollution, and Human Health

Moderator: Daniel Tong (HAQAST Member, George Mason University)

Leiqiu Hu (University of Alabama in Huntsville)

Chelsea Langer (New Mexico Department of Health)

Jingqiu Mao (HAQAST Member, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

Sheri Schully (National Institute of Health)


Session 3A

Emerging Ground Networks for Satellite Data Integration

Moderator: Ted Russell (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Jeff Geddes (Boston University)

Sarah Kroening (Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin)

Randall Martin (HAQAST Member, Washington University in St. Louis)

Dan Westervelt (Columbia University)


Session 3B

How Satellite Data Can Inform Fires, Exceptional Events Demonstrations, and New Standards

Moderator: Susan Anenberg (HAQAST Member, George Washington University)

Yang Liu (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Emory University)

Leif Paulson (Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality)

Emily Gargulinski (HAQAST Member, National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Langley Research Center)

Malcolm Zachariah and Braxton Edwards (Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality)


Session 4A

TROPOMI-OMI Meeting Crossover: 20 years of NO2 applications from OMI and TROPOMI

Moderator: Arlene Fiore (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Ellen Burkhard (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)

Bryan Duncan (HAQAST Member, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Michael Geigert (Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

Dan Goldberg (George Washington University)


Session 5A

Satellite Data for Climate Change Decision Making: Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Quality Co-Benefits

Moderator: Chris Uejio (HAQAST Member, Florida State University)

Susan Anenberg (HAQAST Member, George Washington University)

Shanna Combley (NASA HQ)

Eric Choi (GHGSat)

Libby Mohr (Environmental Defense Fund)

Ted Russell (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Georgia Institute of Technology)


Session 5B

Satellite Data for Global Air Quality and Health

Moderator: Randall Martin (HAQAST Member, Washington University in St. Louis)

Kevin Cromar (New York University)

Dohyung Kim (UNICEF)

Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou (Columbia University)

Pallavi Pant (Health Effects Institute)


Session 6A

Environmental Justice: Data Needs to Protect Health of At-Risk Populations

Moderator: Yang Liu (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Emory University)

Kilan Bishop (American Cancer Society)

Jesse Marquez (Coalition For A Safe Environment)

Jeff Pierce (HAQAST Member, Colorado State University)

Qian Xiao (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)


Session 6B

Calculating Long-Range Pollution Transport and Forecasting Air Pollution

Moderator: Bryan Duncan (HAQAST Member, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Byeong-Uk Kim (Georgia Environmental Protection Division)

Brad Pierce (HAQAST Tiger Team Lead, University of Wisconsin—Madison)

Monica Soucier (Imperial County Air Pollution Control District)

Daniel Tong (HAQAST Member, George Mason University)


Session 7A

Closing Remarks and HAQAST Ambassador Perspectives: Using New Satellite Data to Improve Health and Air Quality Monitoring

Moderator: Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Team Lead, University of Wisconsin—Madison)

Featuring HAQAST Ambassadors: Doug Boyer, Pallavi Pant, Allison Patton, Libby Mohr, Byeong-Uk Kim, Michael Geigert

Virtual Flash Talks

Tsz Kin Siu (Dalhousie University)

Evaluating Column-Surface NO2 Agreement in Ontario and Quebec

Shay Nair Sharma (Stanford University)

Space-Enabled Solutions for Health and Air Quality

Colleen Rosales (OpenAQ)

OpenAQ Platform

Gordon Rates (AirNode)

X-Ray Specs for Air Quality

Renato Berlinghieri/David Burt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Can individuals use smoke forecasts for personal decision-making? A call to action

Yun Hang (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Using NASA Earth Observations to Support Environmental Justice Communities in Atlanta, GA

Posters

Matthew Alvarado  (Atmospheric and Environmental Research)

Investigating Sources of PM2.5 in Texas

 

Renato Berlinghieri  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Can individuals use smoke forecasts for personal decision-making? A call to action

Zhiwei Dong (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Using Machine Learning to Reconstruct Historical Surface PM2.5 in Summer Alaska

Stephanie Elkins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Atmospheric Composition and Climate Responses to US Air Pollution Controls

Sarah Hafer-Martin  (NASA LaRC; Atmospheric Science Data Center)

Spatial Metadata Simplification for TEMPO

James Hagan (American Ecotech / Ambilabs)

Ground Truthing Enclosures and Instrumentation for Measuring Criteria Pollutants

Sina Hasheminassab (NASA JPL) 

NASA’s Open Source Integrated Analytic Platform for Air Quality and Wildfire

Xiaomeng Jin (Rutgers University)

Observing the impacts of wildfires on ozone-NOx-VOC-aerosol chemistry from space

Binita KC (NASA GES DISC/Adnet Systems Inc

Harvesting Publications for Air Quality and Health Data

Emma Knowland (Morgan State University, GESTAR-II; NASA GMAO)

Joseph Kozminski (Lewis University)

Identifying Census Tracts for PM2.5 Monitoring in the Joliet IL Area Using the CVI Tool and Local Data

Meryl Kruskopf (University of Alabama Huntsville, SERVIR)

Air Quality in South Asia: Understanding the Challenges of Integrating Earth Observations into Operations

Vijay Kumar and Carlos Carrillo-Gallegos (Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Bayesian Nonparametric Ensemble (BNE) algorithm for predictions of high spatiotemporal PM2.5 concentrations

Tabitha Lee (University of Houston)

Heatwave Effects on NO2 Concentrations and Populations in Houston, TX

Hazem Mahmoud (NASA LaRC ASDC ADNET)

Impact of Canadian Wildfires 2023 on North Atlantic’s Region Air Quality : An Analysis Using ASDC Data

Jennifer McGinnis (Colorado State University)

Satellite Detection of Dust

Kazuyuki Miyazaki (NASA JPL)

Supporting health impact assessment using satellite-derived emission and air quality data

Gabriel Mojica (NASA LaRC ASDC)

Atmospheric Science Data Center’s Suborbital Tools and Services

Xiaohua Pan (NASA GSFC/GES DISC)

Update of HAQAST Products at NASA GES DISC: Data and Resources

Elise Penn (Harvard University)

A proposed top-down/bottom-up inventory for coal mine methane emissions using remote sensing observations

 

Sai Deepak Pinakana (University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley)

Impact of Stubble Burning Activities on Local Air Quality in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas

Minghao Qiu (Stanford / Stony Brook University)

Wildfire smoke exposure and mortality burden in the US under future climate change

Mukesh Rai (NASA/JPL- Caltech)

Exploring the role of atmospheric rivers in extreme air pollution events

Alqamah Sayeed (USRA/NASA-MSFC – SERVIR)

Breathing Easy: How SERVIR Applies Research to Address Air Quality Challenges in Data Scarce Regions

Junhyeon Seo (NASA GFSC)

PM2.5 3-day Forecasting at U.S. Embassy Locations using Machine Learning

Amir Souri (NASA GSFC/GESTARII)

First Ozone Production Rate Estimates from Space

Madankui Tao (Columbia University / Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Contrasting Spatial Responses in Air Pollution to Hourly Anthropogenic Emissions in the Contiguous United States

Chang-Fu Wu (National Taiwan University)

Applying a Fusion Approach of GAM and XGBoost to Predict Spatiotemporal Distributions of Daily Elemental PM2.5 in Taiwan

Xinran Wu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Characterizing multi-pollutant emission impacts of sulfur reduction strategies from coal power plants

Yuanyu Xie (Princeton University)

County level understanding of the health impacts of increasing wildfire smoke

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 early-career workshop will be held the afternoon of June 3rd at MIT in Building 55, Room 110.

Photos

HAQAST Massachusetts meeting attendees
Shanna Combley, Libby Mohr, Susan Anenberg on panel 5A
Jesse Marquez