Source: Canadian Space Agency

Authors: Canadian Space Agency

Published Date: 2024-05-29T13:15:00-04:00

Summary: Through a smartEarth funding opportunity, C-CORE developed the Offshore Emissions Monitoring (OEM) project in partnership with GHGSat to address offshore emission challenges using a multiple satellite approach. The OEM project is ambitious: assemble the world’s first satellite-based system capable of identifying methane emissions from offshore platforms using imagery from various freely available satellite missions. Oil production platform locations that revealed methane emissions then became subject to closer investigation and subject to monitoring efforts. The platform and plume detection procedures were successfully demonstrated in 2023 to finally enable the global monitoring of methane plumes from offshore platforms. Using the orbiting Earth observation satellites and their data streams regularly has decreased the time for pinpointing harmful methane emissions from hours to mere seconds.

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