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NASA Earth Observations, Data and Tools for Air Quality Applications

Department of Atmospheric Science, Pusan National University
Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
Date Range: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 to Monday, August 29, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (KST, GMT+9)

This is a pre-conference event for the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress and 9th CAA Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference, organized by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Program, Clean Air Asia, and Department of Atmospheric Science, Pusan National University. The two-day, hands-on training will focus on the applications of satellite data for air quality monitoring in Asian countries. Participants will be introduced to NASA remote sensing data and provided demonstrations and hands-on exercises on how to access NASA data using online and offline tools. Participants will be exposed to examples of how to use NASA data for various air quality applications.

Course Objective: 

Learn how NASA resources are used in decision-making activities such as air quality forecasting, fire smoke detection, PM2.5 monitoring, and modeling. Gain an understanding of freely available NASA web tools for visualizing and acquiring aerosol and trace gas data. Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of NASA data products.


The training encourages participation in hands-on exercises; participants must bring their own laptop to the training session. Laptops should have the capability to connect with the Internet using Wi-Fi. The host institute will provide a free Wi-Fi Internet connection.

There are no prerequisites for this course. Previous knowledge of remote sensing is not required.


Professionals from local, regional, state, federal and international organizations interested in using satellite data sets for air quality monitoring, forecasting and management are encouraged to apply for this training. The training will also be useful for air quality policy and decision makers.

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