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Tim Lant: “User Engagement Speaker Series - Meet the Users,” Air Quality Monitoring in Maricopa County and Phoenix, Arizona

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The “User Engagement Speaker Series - Meet the Users” is a NESDIS series that invites end users in society to share their thematic uses of NOAA data, products and services.  This series is an opportunity to bring awareness to the opportunities, benefits, and impact NOAA data has in society.

Dr. Tim Lant (Arizona State University [ASU]) serves as the director of program development for ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise. His expertise lies in research administration, program management, data science, information technology, risk and threat assessment, medical and public health, and policy analysis. He is also trained as a mathematical epidemiologist. Through his work with ASU and the Pathfinder Initiative, Dr. Lant is helping trace information to decision making by assisting NOAA with developing a value chain of uses and benefits of satellite missions, instruments, and products in the context of air quality and human health in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Dr. Lant will discuss use of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring Pollution (TEMPO), and Atmospheric Composition instrument (ACX) for air quality tracking and decision making across Arizona, specifically in Maricopa County and the Phoenix area. This discussion follows the Arizona State University (ASU) Tabletop Exercise, a collaboration with NOAA, ASU, and regional stakeholders on value chains and uses for NOAA’s geostationary products in response to air quality events in Arizona.

To learn more about how Dr. Lant and ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise are working towards the Pathfinder Initiative, please contact