On 9 May 2018 China launched Gaofen-5 (GF-5), China’s first high-resolution satellite for atmospheric observation as well as the first Chinese hyperspectral imaging satellite.
On 11/04/2018 the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has announced its intention to develop and operate a satellite aimed at measuring anthropogenic methane emissions.
On 14 March 2018, at Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, the SCARBO partners met for the first time with the project User Advisory Board (UAB).
The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB) satellite, which is being developed, will track in real time key metrics of climate change, including the buildup of carbon dioxide over the Americas, as well as methane near the Earth's surface
The report provides a first step in advancing the definition and development of an operational system in support of the monitoring and verification of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions.
ECMWF is leading a new initiative to explore the development of a European system to monitor human activity related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across the world.