The Surprising Emissions from Hydropower
In this Quickcast episode, we speak with Sara Mercier-Blais, an expert in the field of greenhouse gas emissions from reservoirs. We find out how the impoundment of water in reservoirs for hydropower energy generation are a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and the tools being created to help measure and reduce these emissions.
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7. Geospatial Data for Climate Action36:50Remote sensing of greenhouse gases is central to understanding climate change but as more and more geospatial data becomes available how do we effectively use emissions data to engage climate policymakers and governments? In this podcast, GHGSat CEO Stephane Germain had the pleasure to meet with Jack Dangermond, the President and Founder of Esri and Richard Cooke, Esri's Director of Remote Sensing at their California HQ, to discuss the geographic approach: the art and science of storytelling with geospatial data and the opportunity for the geospatial community to develop applications that give context and meaning to emissions data and enable climate action.
5. From Space to Aircraft20:26GHGSat's patented sensor has been adapted for airborne operations, providing an alternative to ground-based monitoring when paired with satellite data. Meet Warren Shaw, GHGSat's manager of Airborne Systems, who tells the story of how our team is helping operators keep a bird's eye view on methane emissions.
4. Keeping an Eye on Oil & Gas10:08What are the challenges oil & gas companies are facing in emissions monitoring? On today's podcast we welcome Nicole Downey, CEO of Earth Systems Sciences LLC and expert on emissions monitoring for the oil and gas sector. Nicole and our host Alexander Milas talk about the challenges and complexities of monitoring emissions from oil and gas operations, the key drivers for the industry to reduce emissions and the technology mix that's evolving to support emissions monitoring.
3. The Data Behind Climate Science11:18Introducing our new podcast 'shorts' where we speak with leading experts in their fields. As GHGSat signs a Third Party Mission initiative with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency to share 5% of Iris' data with the scientific community, we talk to Claus Zehner, Mission Manager for the European Space Agency's atmospheric monitoring mission "Sentinel-5P", about why we need to track greenhouse gases from space, how small companies like GHGSat are working alongside large Government initiatives to share data, combine intelligence and create new applications to tackle climate change, and Claus shares some of the recent developments in the Sentinel-5P mission.
2. We Have Liftoff: Small satellites, big feats29:52The successful launch of Iris aboard VV16 is a game-changer. Host Alexander Milas sat down with GHGSat founder Stephane Germaine, engineer Laura Bradbury, and Sir Martin Sweeting - a true pioneer in the field of constellation technology who gave us his view on what these developments mean for GHGSat and the world of climate emissions monitoring.
1. A Life Launching Rockets30:59Host Alexander Milas talks to GHGSat's Jean-Francois Gauthier about hunting greenhouse gas emissions, why a small spaceship called Iris means so much to them, and the impact of the pandemic. Also, we hear from Andrea Preve, Program Manager for the Vega’s VV16 mission, about life launching rockets from the equator and returning to work during a pandemic, and from Adina Gillespie, also from GHGSat, on the little-seen emotional side of the space business.
Announcing GHGCast00:41The story of a trailblazing team from Canada, on a mission to combat climate change, who are changing the way we see the world. Over the coming months you’ll hear about high-tech and high-drama, big business and cutting edge science. Above all you’ll get to know a group of people pushing the envelope, fighting the odds and trying to make a difference.