June 7, 2023


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Satellites will help reduce the emission of gases into the atmosphere

Satellites will help reduce the emission of gases into the atmosphere

Remote detection and artificial intelligence allow faster identification of problems related to excessive greenhouse gas emissions and timely response to potential emergencies occurring on our planet. It is very important for the environment because According to the International Energy Agency, methane alone is believed to be responsible for about 30% of Earth’s warming. Rapid and sustained mitigation efforts can be key to addressing global warming.

It turns out that outer space is almost the only place Allows free monitoring of emitted gases regardless of jurisdiction and data collection on possible improvement or deterioration of the situation. This type of measurement is especially important in areas where it is not possible to place ground sensors or is unprofitable due to various aspects. It will also help verify that certain countries are not underperforming their gas emissions reports and take appropriate action as appropriate. Moreover, active monitoring of the situation on the ground will enable a quick and efficient response in the event of a failure and check the effectiveness of the repairs made.

GHGSat is a Canadian company that aims to accurately record and determine the sources of greenhouse gas emissions using satellites in space. The collected data is analyzed and made available to entrepreneurs, governments, regulators and interested investors, In order to change the emission policy, improve the environmental situation and maintain environmental standards in this regard.

In May this year, GHGSat launched six microwave-sized satellites orbiting the Earth to collect data. At the end of 2023, there are plans to determine the location four.

Oil giants such as Shell, Chevron and TotalEnergies are working with GHGSat to reduce spills and study methane emissions at sea. Complementary events were also noted and relevant operators, including the largest coal mine in Russia, were notified to improve the emissions situation.

And announced that next year her A satellite will also be launched by a non-profit organizationEnvironmental Defense Fund. MethanseSAT should record emissions across wider areas, and in addition, it can detect more diffuse sources of gas emissions that may not be visible to other satellites.

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