Overview of the Earth Observation Systems for Health and Air Quality

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015: 8:30 AM
228AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
John A. Haynes, NASA, Washington, DC; and S. M. Estes

The presentation will include a discussion of the mission of NASA Earth Science and Applied Sciences, an overview of current assets in orbit, examples of accomplishments in the Health and Air Quality portfolio in transferring NASA research results to operational partners, and an overview of future NASA satellites. NASA maintains a diverse constellation of Earth observing research satellites and sponsors research in developing satellite data applications across a wide spectrum of areas including environmental health; infectious disease; air quality standards, policies, and regulations; and the impact of climate change on health and air quality. This presentation will also outline the background of the Health and Air Quality Applications program, recent accomplishments, and plans for the future.