Day One:November 18, 2019

Presentation Title


Power BI User Guide Venkat Gadde
Power BI Training Slide Presentation   Venkat Gadde  


Day Two: November 19, 2019

Presentation Title


Region 3 Update

Alice Chow

NJ Early PAMS Adopters Joshua Ray
EPAMS Profiler & Ceilometer Network Ruben Delgado, PhD
Overview of the 2019 Air Sensor Workshop Howard Schmidt
The Pittsburgh RAMP Network Albert Presto, PhD

Chester Healthy Infant Research-To-Action 

Partnership (CHIRP)

George Gerton, PhD and  

Marilyn Howarth, MD

Assessing Low Cost Air Quality Monitors at Rider University   Carissa Moore
Monitoring Particulate Matter with Sensor Technology    Jordan Davis
VOCS and OWLETS-2 Joel Dreessen
LISTOS Study and Oxide Etylene Dirk Felton


Day Three: November 20, 2019

Presentation Title


How to Prepare and Air Quality Forecast James Boyle
IMPROVE Steering Committee Update David Krask
CASTNET Update Timothy Sharac
Overlooked Quality Assurance for Non-Criteria Parameters   Verena Joerger/Kia Long  
Met One Meteorological Equipment Donald Torsello
Ceilometer Basics Tung Vu
Operation of Teledyne T500U CAPS True-NO2 in 2019 Luis Lim
PM Continuous Monitoring with the TAPI 640 Betsy Frey
SO2 Airpointer Tip and Tricks Adam Reese
Cooper Environmental Xact 625i Multi-Metal Keith Hoffman
An Integrated Observing System for Air Quality James Szykman




Swarthmore Inn
10 South Chester Road
Swarthmore, PA 19081

TRAINING WORKSHOP description and Objectives

This training workshop will include: roundtable discussions with member agencies; updates from EPA Region III and OAQPS; and presentations from invited speakers. Participants will share their experience meeting challenges with new air quality monitoring technology, updated data analysis and quality assurance methods, and revised regulatory requirements.




Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – TRAINING TRACKS
(Gathering Room)

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM    Markes-Agilent-ORSAT Auto GC Training
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    CAS Auto GC Training

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM    PowerBI Training

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – TRAINING WORKSHOP
(Gathering Room)

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – TRAINING WORKSHOP
(Gathering Room)
7:40 AM – 8:00 AM (Pre-workshop presentation – see attached agenda)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NOTE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS: There will also be a MARAMA Board Dinner Luncheon on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM as well as a MARAMA Board Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (for Board Members or their designee only). There will be a separate registration process to confirm attendance at MARAMA’s Board of Directors Meetings, but you are welcome and encouraged to register for the Monitoring Committee Training Workshop via the link below.


MARAMA will offer support for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency, scheduled state agency speakers, and state agency Air Directors to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 nights, if needed (November 19th and 20th). Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Any attendee who lives within 50 miles of the course location who believes overnight support is necessary must request specific approval and provide justification.

Alternative support requests: Please let us know if you will be requesting additional support (other than that being offered by MARAMA above), and we will email a Travel Support Request Form link to your state air director to complete and submit for approval consideration.

NOTE: Approximately two weeks PRIOR to the training workshop, we will email a lodging support form link to MARAMA Training Committee members so they may request/confirm lodging support for up to 2 agency staff members.



Register Here:

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2019

NOTE: If you would like to attend one of the TRAINING TRACKS on DAY 1 (November 19TH), please register via the registration link provided above.

Further information regarding computer equipment and software installation requirements for TRACK 2, POWERBI TRAINING will be forwarded in the coming months.

There is NO registration fee for this meeting for state and local employees and invited non-Federal speakers. There is a registration fee for Federal Employees (including Federal employee speakers); please see fees and payment instructions when you register.  Attendance is limited to MARAMA members, EPA, and invited experts.


Swarthmore Inn
10 South Chester Road
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Reservations: Please call 1-610-543-7500 to make your reservation (please reference MARAMA to receive the GROUP rate).

Room Rate: $139.00 plus tax

Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 18, 2019

Complimentary Parking and WiFi in Guest Rooms

We look forward to your participation. Please contact us if you have any questions.