The first in-person BASC Symposium to be held since 2020 will take place on February 23 and 24, 2023. This year, the symposium is featuring invited speakers who work at the intersection of atmospheric science, climate science and environmental justice.




Thursday, February 23, 2023

UC Berkeley, 141 McCone Hall (no registration required)

(and also via Zoom: Meeting ID: 930 0434 4333; Passcode: 464751)


3:45-5:00       Observing air pollution inequality in U.S. cities from space     

Sally Pusede, University of Virginia


Friday, February 24, 2023

David Brower Center, Allston Way, Berkeley  (pre-registration required)


8:00-8:50       Check-in, breakfast, and poster setup


8:50-9:00       Welcome and introduction 

Kristie Boering, BASC Director


9:00-10:00     Utilizing spatiotemporal data for climate-related health studies: Hurricanes and other tropical cyclones, wildfires, anomalous temperatures, and air pollution

Robbie Parks, Columbia University


10:00-11:00  Morning poster session (odd numbered posters)


11:00-12:00   Atmospheric science in action: Student and postdoc perspectives on community-engaged research

                        James Butler, Yi Ji, Libby Koolik, Jennifer Ofodile, Rebecca Sugrue, UC Berkeley

                        Moderators:  Tina Chow and Josh Apte, UC Berkeley


12:00-1:15     Lunch


1:15-2:15       Afternoon poster session (even numbered posters)


2:15-3:15       Can air quality regulatory policy achieve environmental justice? A policymaker’s perspective

John Balmes, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco


3:15-4:00       Closing discussion: Resources and next steps - where do we go from here?  

Josh Apte and Tina Chow, UC Berkeley



Poster sessions:

Participants may present a poster on any topic of general interest to atmospheric and climate science researchers. Poster presenters include students, postdocs, and researchers from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area institutions, such as LBNL, LLNL, SJSU, Stanford U, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and NASA Ames Research Center.

For poster presenters:


* Although the deadline to register for the symposium is Friday, 2/17 at 5 pm, note that you may still edit your poster title on the google registration form up to Tuesday, February 21st, at 5 pm.


* Posters should be in vertical (i.e., portrait) format and no larger than 48" high by 36" wide.

Registration fee for Friday:

The registration fee for the full-day symposium on Friday, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages, is $100 (or $10 for undergraduate students).  Here is the registration link:

2023 BASC Symposium Registration Link   (The deadline has passed but a limited number of onsite registrations may be possible. Email