HAQAST Massachusetts

The HAQAST Public Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts will be June 4th and 5th, 2024. This event will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Buildings 54/55.  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.

A room block is available at the Boston Marriott Cambridge (50 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142) until May 10th at $399 per night. Rooms can also be booked here:

Registration   Travel Funding Application   Room Block

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: Yes, travel funding is available for eligible stakeholders! Funds are generally reserved for stakeholders/partners. 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: We will have panels, a poster session, and virtual flash talks.

  • Panels generally have four speakers each, who speak for about 10 minutes each, with the remaining time for discussion.
  • Virtual flash talks are pre-recorded and typically run between 3 – 5 minutes.
  • We are also planning a poster session.
  • Please indicate your interest in speaking or presenting a poster on the registration form.

Q: When will an agenda be available?

A: An agenda will be available a few months before the meeting. If you are interested in speaking please reach out to Jenny Bratburd, HAQAST Outreach Manager. If you need a template meeting agenda for your agency, please reach out with Jenny. 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.