NASA’s Applied Science Program launched the three-year HAQAST team in the fall of 2016. We are a group of thirteen air quality and public health scientists led by Dr. Tracey Holloway at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Though HAQAST is headquartered at UW-Madison, its members are spread across the U.S., in government offices and public and private universities.
Our interests are both focused – we use NASA satellite data to help solve real-world public health and air quality problems – and diverse: we work all around the world on issues from wildfire smoke to diesel emissions. We collaborate with public stakeholders, who help guide our research. We also pursue short-term, high-impact projects in small groups called Tiger Teams – you can find out more about those here.
Ultimately, our goal is to use NASA’s data and satellites to pursue cutting edge applied research in order to keep you healthy and safe. If you’d like to be in touch, sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter, attend our next public meeting, or reach out to us via e-mail.