Webinar: Collaborating with American Indian and Hawaiian Native Partners in Air Pollution Monitoring Research

Tuesday 07/11/2017 3-4:30 pm EDT
Register at https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/us-epa-tribal-science-webinar-series

The EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Seminar Series presents the Tribal Science Webinar Series, co-hosted by the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and the Office of Science Policy (OSP). The webinar series provides a forum for discussion of the complex environmental issues facing many tribal and indigenous communities, and features a wide variety of expert guest speakers from government, academic institutions and other organizations. This month’s webinar focuses on air pollution monitoring research collaborations with Native American and Hawaiian Native Partners. Presenters will discuss the development and nature of their partnerships, current research activities, and strategies for community engagement. These grants were funded by the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) 2014 Request for Application (RFA) on Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities.



3:00 – 3:05 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Mike Slimak, National Program Director, SHC, EPA
3:05 – 3:10 p.m. Speaker Introductions
Cynthia McOliver, NCER, EPA
 3:10 – 3:15 p.m. Overview of Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities RFA
Rich Callan, NCER, EPA
3:15 – 3:40 p.m. NextGenSS: Putting Next Generation Sensors & Scientists in practice to reduce wood smoke in a highly impacted, multi-cultural rural setting
Catherine Karr, University of Washington
Jessica Black, Heritage University
Elena Austin, University of Washington
Orly Stamfer, University of Washington
3:40 – 4:05 p.m. The Hawaii Volcanic Smog Network: Tracking air quality and community engagement near a major emissions hotspot
Jesse Kroll, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:05 – 4:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

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