The HAQAST Public Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah will be October 19th and 20th, 2023. 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.
HAQAST Utah will cover a range of topics on air quality, public health, environmental justice, satellite data, and more! Check back at this page as more updates become available.
Day 1 (October 19th) of the meeting will take place at the Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Cottonwood Hotel (3090 E 6200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84121). You can use this link to book a room or the code G-UOWN for the group discount. The room block will be available until August 18th.
Day 2 (October 20th) of the meeting will take place at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality at the Multi Agency State Office Building (195 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116).
Q: Will there be funding for stakeholder travel?
A: We anticipate funding will be available. You can find the travel funding application here. We welcome stakeholders from non-profits, local, state, and tribal governments, community organizations, and industry. We are not able to fund international travel or federal civil servants, and generally do not fund travel for academics.
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. We will have panels, a poster session, and virtual flash talks.
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. Check out our recent past meetings to see types of topics discussed.