Many scientific minds from organisations across Europe have joined forces on project SCARBO.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Copernicus programme recently released a video providing a fantastic overview of the impact that carbon emissions have upon the climate.
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.