GHG Monitoring from Space Leveraging Commercial Capabilities | Ft. Barbara Ryan – YouTube

GHG Monitoring from Space Leveraging Commercial Capabilities | Ft. Barbara Ryan



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  • Published On: 2022-03-08 22:35:32
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“GHG Monitoring from Space: A mapping of capabilities across public, private and hybrid missions” was a collaborative effort undertaken by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), WattTime, and the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC).

This report, presented at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Earth Information Day at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26), was the first systematic mapping of global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) capabilities from space. The mapping includes public, private, and hybrid missions, illustrating existing and planned monitoring of GHGs from space.

Several key messages emerged from the report. Firstly, no single country, organization, or sector can, alone, adequately address the challenges of the Earth’s changing climate. We must work together in a coordinated manner to mitigate the effects of climate change. Secondly, public-sector space agencies have made tremendous strides in observing GHGs from space over the last several decades. We are now seeing the private sector bring additional observational capabilities to bear, and the emergence of hybrid missions evolving from public-private partnerships and philanthropies — all of which need to be communicated, endorsed, and expanded if we as a global community are to advance climate action.

This presentation at GeoIgnite 2022 by Barbara Ryan, Executive Director, WGIC, provides insights into the report and details on how the commercial sector is stepping up to monitor GHGs from space.

A big thank you to WGIC for being a SILVER sponsor of GeoIgnite “Winter Geo” Canada’s National Geospatial Conference 2022.

Topic: GHG Monitoring from Space Leveraging Commercial Capabilities
Speaker: Barbara Ryan, Executive Director of WGIC
Organization: World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC)

Ms. Ryan, an executive with passion, integrity, and compassion, has stepped up as the new Executive Director of WGIC. She brings with her immense leadership experience in managing and advocating for greater collaboration among national and international organizations such as the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). Ms. Ryan also serves on several boards and advisory committees at various national and international organizations such as the Jane Goodall Institute. She has been a Policy Advisor at WGIC since January 2019. 

This presentation comes from the GeoIgnite “Winter Geo” Canada’s National Geospatial Conference 2022, livestream on March 1, 2022.
Organized by Jonathan Murphy with GoGeomatics.

Helpful Links:
Barbara Ryan’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-ryan-319b055
WGIC – https://wgicouncil.org/
GeoIgnite Winter Geo 2022 Website – https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/gogeomatics/en/geoignite-winter-geo-canada-s-national-geospatial-conference-2022/home
GoGeomatics – http://gogeomatics.ca/

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