The HAQAST public meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, will be April 18th and 19th, 2023. Check back at this page for more updates.
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.
HAQAST Missouri will be in held in St. Louis, Missouri, April 18-19, 2023. The meeting will take place at the Knight Center on the Washington University Campus. You can expect discussions on environmental justice, new NASA missions, satellite-derived PM2.5, ground-level ozone, climate change and heat, health impacts of air pollution, and more!
This meeting will be an opportunity for sharing updates and new results, networking, and discussion!
Reserving a Room
We have two room blocks available. You can reserve a room to stay at the Knight Center on a first-come, first-serve basis until March 27th by calling 314-933-9400. The government rate is $141.00 per night or otherwise $149.00, using the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team room block.
There is also a room block available at the nearby hotel, Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton, with rates of $141.00 per night, and 1.7 miles from the conference center. The deadline to book in this room block is March 17th. You can use this link to book a room. Rooms at Le Meridien include breakfast.
Day 1, Tuesday, April 18th
8:30 – 9:00 CDT Coffee and Networking
9:00 – 9:45 CDT Session 1A: Overview of NASA HAQAST
9:45 – 10:15 CDT Networking Break
10:15 – 11:30 CDT Session 2A and 2B
Session 2A: Satellite Data for Environmental Justice
Session 2B: Improving Wildfire Smoke Forecasts and Hindcasts
11:30 – 1:30 CDT Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:45 CDT Session 3A and 3B
Session 3A: Broadening the Use of NASA Resources
Session 3B: Health Impact Assessment for Prescribed Fires and Air Pollution
2:45 – 3:15 CDT Networking Break
3:15 – 4:15 CDT Session 4A and 4B
Session 4A: Discussion on TEMPO Applications for Surface Ozone and Health
Session 4B: Discussion on Advances and Insights from Satellite-Derived PM2.5
4:20 – 4:30 CDT Poster Introductions
5:00 – 7:30 Poster Session and Dinner
Day 2, Wednesday, April 19th
8:30 – 9:30 CDT Coffee and Networking
9:30 – 10:45 CDT Session 5A and 5B
Session 5A: Satellite Data to Support Emission Control Strategies
Session 5B: Extreme Events, Climate Change, and Health Risks
10:45 – 11:00 CDT Break
11:00 – 12:15 CDT Session 6A and 6B
Session 6A: Potential Applications for Future Satellite Missions for Public Health
Session 6B: Satellite Observations of Oil and Gas Emissions
Q: Will NASA be providing funding for stakeholder travel?
A: Yes! See above to apply or use this link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Q: Are there opportunities for me or my organization to present?
A: Yes! Please register and indicate your interest in speaking on the registration form.
Q: When will an agenda be available?
A: Since we generate the agenda from the registration list, a final agenda typically isn’t available until a few weeks before the conference. A draft agenda will be available sooner, and if your agency requires an agenda for approving travel, please reach out to Jenny Bratburd, HAQAST Outreach Manager.
Q: When will the meeting start and end?
A: Talks are scheduled to begin April 18th at 9:00 am CDT. The public portion of the meeting will end Wednesday, April 19th at 12:15 pm CDT.