Game Changing Methane Monitoring Technology
MethaneSAT, which is a collaborative American-New Zealand space mission, is scheduled for launch in January 2024. Led by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund, this Earth observation satellite aims to monitor global methane emissions to combat climate change.
In conjunction with MethaneSAT, MethaneAIR is currently tracking methane emissions across North America, providing a comprehensive understanding of these emissions and their impact on climate change. The collected data will be instrumental in addressing climate-related challenges, such as extreme weather events, heatwaves, and droughts, underscoring the importance of not only the extent of warming but also its rate.
This article from Pipeline Technology Journal discusses the development of game-changing methane monitoring technology to combat climate change.