EMISSIONS DETECTION & MONITORING
Identifying, quantifying and monitoring the sources of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
Increasing emissions of GHG’s are the key factor driving climate change, but the detection and ongoing monitoring of critical emission sites has always been problematic and expensive. Partnering with the University of Leicester we have developed GHGWatch, a multi-satellite solution to routinely detect, measure and monitor greenhouse gas emissions.
Rising global emissions
Global GHG emission levels from anthropomorphic sources have continued to rise, but in the aftermath of COP26, global leaders, nations and industry have agreed historic pledges to significantly reduce emissions and reduce fossil fuel reliance. The UK has committed to reducing emissions by at least 78% by 2035 and achieve net-zero by 2050– so how can we ensure these targets are achieved?
Achieve Emissions Reduction
A critical first step in reducing emissions is being able to detect the point sources where the leakage is occurring, including new, unplanned events, and being able to measure emission rates and volumes. Using sophisticated image processing methods integrated with unique deep learning algorithms, we have developed GHGWatch, as service that leverages access to multiple satellite data sources to reliably locate, measure and monitor methane emissions, providing outputs that are benchmarked, qualified and evidence based.
The detection and monitoring of emission hotspots can be problematic and expensive using current technologies. GHGWatch provides an effective solution to detect, quantify and monitor point-sourcemethane plumes from satellite imagery, providing frequent, reliable, and low-cost monitoring of emissions at a global scale.
Clean Air and Clean Harbour Energy
Combing advanced air quality modelling, data processing in a visualisation platform for port stakeholders. CACHE22 allows multiple stakeholders to audit air quality, identify and quantify sources of CO2 emissions, understand potential to mitigate these emissions through the adoption of clean energy generation technologies and as a result develop and implement decarbonisation strategies than can be monitored and measured.
GEOSPATIAL INSIGHT TO ASSESS SOLAR POTENTIAL OF WINCHESTER’S LAND TO SUPPORT CLIMATE AND ENERGY ACTION
Geospatial Insight have been selected by Winchester City Council to assess the solar potential of over 600 square kilometres of its non-urban land, in support of the Authority’s ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2024, and their goal for the entire district to become carbon neutral by 2030. The analysis will also include Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) sites, to enable better decision making about the most beneficial future use of SHELAA locations.
Millions of families in the UK risk being forced into fuel poverty after the energy price cap was increased in April leading to bills going up by £693 for 18 million households on standard tariffs. With further increases of up to £800 expected in October, when the energy price cap is next reviewed, it doesn’t appear there will be a reprieve any time soon. But what is specifically behind the energy crisis in the UK? What have other countries done to avoid similarly disastrous situations? What can the country do to mitigate the impact and help millions of citizens and businesses? And importantly, how can we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels in favour of clean energy sources, such as solar power?
Geospatial Insight have been selected by a consortium of Public Sector bodies, including Isle of Wight Council, South West Net Zero Hub, and the West of England Combined Authority, to undertake a detailed analysis of the Isle of Wight’s key urban conurbations and council owned car parks to support the development of a public EV infrastructure deployment strategy for the south coast island.