New Satellite Technology Takes on Measuring Climate Change; Computes Total Bio Mass & CO2 Pull from Air. Monitors Reforestation, Farming, & Entire Planet

ENVIROMENTAL MANAGEMENT

SITUATION:
Systems tech predates planning for cloud computing & AI-based data analysis.
Now satellite technology can measure each tree’s health, size, and species
Can compute their total biomass & ability to pull carbon dioxide out of the air.

SIGNIFCANCE:
Companies like Muon Space provide precise data about the health of the planet.
Measures things like degree of reforestation & climate change effects.

SOLUTIONS:
Most ambitious work today comes from private companies. Many Startups.
Muon Space & others plans to launch a fleet of satellites designed to analyze Earth’s atmosphere, land, and water in fine detail
Muon’s goal is to build a single application
Help companies monitor the efficacy of their reforestation programs
Allow regulators to prove which farmers are polluting certain rivers
Private industry tends to outpace their efforts.
Microsoft, Google, & Amazon.com have systems to gather public climate data.
Often obtained via satellites, and make it available to just about anyone.

COMPANIES DEVELOPING SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY:
Muon Space
Salo Science
Chloris Geospatial
NCX
MethaneSAT
Planet Labs Inc

SEZ:
“ “We think that over the next 10 years there’s going to have to be a huge reckoning in terms of transparency around things like carbon credits and that we’re going to need better data to adapt to climate changes,” —
Jonny Dyer, Muon’s chief executive officer and co-founder

SOURCES:
Bloomberg Technology from Bloomberg Businessweek 10-11-21 -“Satellite Startup Wants to Fight Climate Crisis With Next-Level Data-https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-06/climate-crisis-muon-space-uses-satellites-ai-to-identify-polluters

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