A shaded orange map showing areas of the United States with higher than normal carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Remote Sensing for Carbon Offsetting

Mark Altaweel

Remote sensing and geospatial technologies are being harnessed for carbon offsetting efforts.

Artistic rendering of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite. Image: Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mapping Sea-Level Rise with Sentinel-6

Mark Altaweel

The recent launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich/Jason CS is the latest mission that will collect high resolution sea level measurements.

Mapping the Human Footprint

Mark Altaweel

The world settlement footprint, created in a online application called Urban Thematic Exploration Platform (TEP) sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), is the first map that combines optical and radar satellites to create a human urban footprint map of the world.

Sentinel-5P Tracking Emissions from Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers are using data from the Sentinel-5P satellite to map out sulphur dioxide emissions from Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano.

3.1-Trillion Pixel Landsat 8 Mosaic of the World

Elizabeth Borneman

Descartes Labs has compiled some of the massive amount of data sent back from the satellites orbiting Earth into a 3.1-trillion pixel composite image of Earth’s surface.

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