A new partnership was announced between the Satellite Applications Catapult and GHGSat, the global leader in high-resolution emissions monitoring from space, to provide satellite data on domestic and international methane emissions for R&D in the UK. The company will also be opening an international analytics centre co-located in London and Edinburgh.

The partnership will provide UK organisations with access to high-resolution methane emissions satellite data. GHGSat is also providing observation data directly to the UK Space Agency, Ordnance Survey and other government departments as part of the initial £5.5m deal, funded by the UK Space Agency and delivered by the Satellite Applications Catapult.

GHGSat pioneered the monitoring of greenhouse gases from space at a resolution sufficient to attribute emissions directly to individual facilities. Users from academia, industry and the public sector will be able to access the new resource through the Satellite Applications Catapult. The emissions dataset will allow UK researchers and companies to unlock new applications for climate impact.

Catapult CEO, Stuart Martin said, “This is innovation at its best — an innovative programme that will itself stimulate innovation across the public and private sector. It is through such initiatives that we will solve the challenges of our time.”

Source: Satellite Applications Catapult