Pawan Gupta (USRA/MSFC) delivered a virtual training in August 2020 to the Thai Pollution Control Department (PCD) and Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Agency (GISTDA) on Satellite Remote Sensing for Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting, to build their capacity to use NASA Earth Observations. The training was attended by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)/SERVIR-Mekong, PCD, GISTDA and SERVIR Science Coordination Office (SCO) researchers and staff. The virtual training was a pre-cursor event for the upcoming release of the SERVIR-Mekong Air Quality Explorer that has been accepted by the PCD and GISTDA to incorporate into their existing air quality management system. The application features the use of NASA satellite Earth observation and model data to enable large-scale monitoring and forecasting of air quality in Thailand.
In the News
- December 22, 2021
- USRA Scientists and Engineers Contribute to NASA's Xray Polarimetry Explorer
NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) launched successfully on December 9, 2021 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was a “picture perfect” launch, according to Principal Investigator Dr. Martin Weisskopf of the NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket performing nominally and nature providing ideal weather conditions.
- August 17, 2021
- Bringing Earth Data to Life
Ms. Tondapu's work featured in an article on the NASA Applied Sciences website.