The demonstration airborne campaign will be the highlight of the SCARBO project.
The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission is a collaboration between NASA and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
This report, prepared by the European Commission, ESA, EUMETSAT and ECMWF, describes the needs and high-level requirements of in situ measurements to help establish an operational Monitoring & Verification Support (MVS) capacity
In 2010, NASA launched the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) to develop the scientific capacity required to monitor and enforce future programmes tackling climate change.
In May 2019, Award-Winning NGO Carbon Tracker announced a new project in collaboration with
Carbon dioxide concentration recently surpassed 415 parts per million for the first time in recorded history. While this is a concerning statistic, it doesn’t provide the full picture of the challenge facing our climate.
In order to better quantify, monitor and understand the Earth’s carbon cycle and its evolution in a changing climate, we need to develop and deploy improved remote sensing observation capabilities for atmospheric CO2.
While we often think of CO2 as a bi-product of electricity generation, being emitted in great plumes from power stations, there are in fact countless sources of CO2 which are hard to keep track of.
Space-based observatories can contribute significantly to our understanding of global climate patterns.
Measuring air quality and atmospheric gases with satellites makes it easy to spot and map emissions and pollution around the world.
On 6 February the SCARBO consortium met in Toulouse for the traditional Annual Review of the project.
As a member of the User Advisory Board SCARBO is closely linked to the CO2 Human Emissions (CHE) coordination and support action, which aims to bring together European expertise and
In December leaders from all over the globe met in Katowice, Poland to discuss the future and current state of the international agreements on climate change.
SCARBO was recently featured in an article on nature.com, providing an excellent overview of the project.
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.