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Webinar: Monitoring emissions from space

28 November 2023 (10:00 - 12:00 CET)

Nitrogen oxides, such as NO and NO2, are mainly caused by the combustion of fossil fuels in cars, industry, and power plants. Besides anthropogenic emissions, bacterial activity also contributes biogenic emissions from the soil. NOx play an important role in air pollution and are usually monitored through emission inventories derived from activity indicators such as traffic counts, energy production statistics, etc. This is the so-called bottom-up approach.

Using satellite data through inverse modelling –the top-down approach– enables the provision of improved temporal emission products complementing the existing bottom-up approaches.

After three years, new data products based on Sentinel-5P TROPOMI data have been developed in SEEDS. Both anthropogenic (NOx, NH₃ and biomass burning) and biogenic (VOCs) emissions derived from satellite data are now available in the SEEDS Data portal for specific years.

The final stakeholder workshop aims to explore the exploitation potential of SEEDS products. SEEDS products are the state-of-the-art of scientific developments of top-down emissions, and there is still a need for further research to develop SEEDS products into products with commercial value. Research EO products require tailoring and adapting the information into relevant downstreams to support commercial activities. This workshop will engage the participants in a discussion on downstream services from the point of view of end-users. We will learn:

  • Which are the results that have a potential interest for them
  • What additional information or developments are needed
  • Which is the potential use of such information in their field
  • Commercialization potential: who would be willing to commercialise such products (purveyors) and who could be interested in buying in (final users/Buyers)

The two-hour online webinar is open to everyone. Please register in the following link to book your seat in the webinar. As the date approaches you will receive the connection link.