TEMPO Health Applications Conference

New Applications in the Use of Satellite Data Monitoring for Population Health
Thursday, October 10, 2019

held in conjunction with

ARSET Training
Wednesday, October 9 and Friday October 11, 2019
Huntsville, Alabama

Scheduled for launch in the first half of 2022, the state-of-the-science geostationary Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument will measure at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions over North America. The suite of trace gas and aerosol pollutants provided by TEMPO will support detailed studies of atmospheric chemistry changes, thereby improving assessment and prediction of air quality (AQ) far beyond what is presently available. TEMPO data products will address uncertainties in current AQ modeling and the health impact of AQ changes, which will improve current modeling approaches for exposure estimates. Sponsored jointly by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Science Program, this conference is the first event devoted to a multidisciplinary discussion of health-related applications for data provided by the novel TEMPO instrumentation.

Who should attend?
The conference will be of interest for scientists, application developers and end-users partners, particularly those from health-related settings. Topics will also be pertinent to state and federal government agencies, commercial partners, non-government organizations, and academia.
  • Description of the TEMPO instrument and data characterization for the attendees.
    • assimilation of TEMPO data products into study designs, methodologies, and existing models
  • Strategies for transforming TEMPO data products into actionable information for end-users
    • demonstration of proxy products for rapid access of TEMPO-generated AQ data
  • Potential applications of TEMPO data products into existing/new epidemiological and translational health research efforts
    • demonstration of improvements in accuracy and prediction of AQ/health impact studies supported by TEMPO data
The tentative agenda can be found here.
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Nursing Building (NUR 412)
College of Nursing, Room 103
301 Sparkman Dr
Huntsville, AL 35801
TEMPO Registration, October 10, 2019:
Both remote and on-site attendance are available for the conference.
TEMPO Registration
ARSET Training Sessions, October 9, 11, 2019:
The conference will be preceded by ARSET Beginner Training on Wednesday, October 9, and followed by ARSET Advanced Training on Friday, October 11. More information on the ARSET Training sessions can be found here:
ARSET Registration
Please note that conference attendees who wish to also attend ARSET training must register separately (on the ARSET site) for those sessions.
Presentations/Poster Abstracts:
Abstracts for presentations and posters are currently being accepted. Students are encouraged to attend and participate in conference activities. Please consider sharing your work at this exciting conference.
Travel Support:
Limited funding is available to support travel and lodging expenses. Conference participants are encouraged to request travel support.
Two hotels near the UAH campus are recommended for attendees:
Hilton Garden Inn/Huntsville Space Center
4801 Governors House Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 430-1778.
Distance from the Inn to UAH campus is 0.5 mi. Parking is free. Reservations must be made by September 15 to obtain the group rate. When making reservations the group name is UAH HAQ Conference. The code that can be used for online reservations is UAHHAQ.
Drury Inn and Suites Huntsville at the Space and Rocket Center
93 Wynn Drive NW, Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 430-9888.
The Drury Inn is 0.8 mi. from the UAH campus. Parking is free. To receive your group rate, individual call-In reservations can be made by reserving online, go to www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group number of 2390356. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 2390356.
Huntsville International Airport is less than 10 miles from the UAH campus and hotels. It is serviced by Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines.
Ground Transportation:
Car rental agencies are available at the airport. Taxis/rideshares to hotels are also available. The hotels do not offer shuttle service to/from airport or campus.
Car Rental:
Car rental companies available at Huntsville International Airport include Avis, Hertz, and Alamo.
The TEMPO mission is a collaboration between NASA and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and is supported by the NASA Science Mission Directorate.