GESat constellation :
our response against climate change

Our planet facing climate change

THE CLIMATE CHANGE:
OUR ECOSYSTEMS ENDANGERED

The fight against global warming is the greatest challenge of our time. Valuing natural resources and decarbonizing the atmosphere are necessary actions to maintain a sustainable global ecosystem.

Today, global climate change is a threat to our ecosystems. A significant temperature rise is increasing the number of extreme weather events and disturbing our earth’s ecological functioning on which humanity depends. It is a chain reaction, with disastrous repercussions for the environment: melting ice, rising waters, storms and hurricanes, disappearance of species… Currently, global temperatures have risen by an average of 1.1° C since the last century and the water levels by 9 centimeters since 1993. Furthermore, the surface of the Arctic Iceland reduces annually by approximately 42,800 km2 and there are more than 30,000 endangered plants and animal species. In addition, the migration and colonization of new areas near human habitat by species carrying viruses and pathogens (mosquitoes, bats …) threaten our health and our economy. Finally, there is a very narrow range of conditions in which human life can exist. “The earth does not belong to us; we are part of it and of the balances that make life on earth possible” (UNESCO). Finding viable and sustainable solutions to fight against climate change is now necessary to maintain life as we know it

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Global temperature increase (1900 2020) World of Change: Global Temperatures.

NASA figures – 2020

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The decrease in the surface area of the Arctic ice pack each year.

NSIDC figures – 2022

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Animal and plant species threatened with extinction.

A THREAT TO THE FUNCTIONING OF HUMAIN SOCIETY

Climate change has a direct impact on our society and our economy. The energy transition is essential to maintain sustainable ecosystems, for future generations. 

The upheavals caused by global warming, such as drought, floods, hurricanes and pandemics, are already impacting our society and economy. According to the IPCC report, this is only the beginning: it is predicted that global GDP will fall by 1 to 5% for every 4°C (39°F) of temperature rise. Climate change will affect each aspect of food security: availability, accessibility, utilization and food systems stability, leading to disturbing our entire social economy. The rising number of natural disasters should make some regions hostile to life and rising water levels will engulfed territories (The New York Times). In addition, great migration of people in association to huge socio-economic change and geographic movement would disrupt the functioning of society. Investment for adapted infrastructure to relocate displaced population should also unsettle our economy and social system. To meet the commitments made during COP26 (Glasgow Pact) and the Paris Agreements, we must start by having a clearer understanding of our greenhouse gas emissions ’impact on climate change. This approach will enable to initiate an appropriate energy transition, with relevant solution adapted to each market.

A THREAT TO THE FUNCTIONING OF HUMAIN SOCIETY

Climate change has a direct impact on our society and our economy. The energy transition is essential to maintain sustainable ecosystems, for future generations. 

The upheavals caused by global warming, such as drought, floods, hurricanes and pandemics, are already impacting our society and economy. According to the IPCC report, this is only the beginning: it is predicted that global GDP will fall by 1 to 5% for every 4°C (39°F) of temperature rise. Climate change will affect each aspect of food security: availability, accessibility, utilization and food systems stability, leading to disturbing our entire social economy. The rising number of natural disasters should make some regions hostile to life and rising water levels will engulfed territories (The New York Times). In addition, great migration of people in association to huge socio-economic change and geographic movement would disrupt the functioning of society. Investment for adapted infrastructure to relocate displaced population should also unsettle our economy and social system. To meet the commitments made during COP26 (Glasgow Pact) and the Paris Agreements, we must start by having a clearer understanding of our greenhouse gas emissions ’impact on climate change. This approach will enable to initiate an appropriate energy transition, with relevant solution adapted to each market.

METHANE, A HARMFUL GREENHOUSE GAS

CO2 AND CH4 EMISSIONS :
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Time is the key factor in the fight against global warming. Solutions that would benefit our planet need to be found rapidly and with immediate effects.

Global warming is caused by an increase in the greenhouse effect induced by human activity. Today, the most highlighted greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), as it is the main contributor to this increase and its lifetime in the atmosphere is over 100 years. But even if reducing CO2 emissions is essential, it will not have a short-term effect. The benefits of such measures will not be effective for more than 50 years. In contrast, methane (CH4) is a greenhouse gas with an average lifetime in the atmosphere of only 12 years. Its warming effect is 80 times greater than that of CO2. Most of it comes from human activity (oil and gas exploitation, mining industry, agriculture and landfills) so we have the means to act to reduce our emissions. Reducing the amount of methane released will have a rapid, positive and visible impact the climate change.

CO2 AND CH4 EMISSIONS :
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE ?

Time is the key factor in the fight against global warming. Solutions that would benefit our planet need to be found rapidly and with immediate effects.

Global warming is caused by an increase in the greenhouse effect induced by human activity. Today, the most highlighted greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), as it is the main contributor to this increase and its lifetime in the atmosphere is over 100 years. But even if reducing CO2 emissions is essential, it will not have a short-term effect. The benefits of such measures will not be effective for more than 50 years. In contrast, methane (CH4) is a greenhouse gas with an average lifetime in the atmosphere of only 12 years. Its warming effect is 80 times greater than that of CO2. Most of it comes from human activity (oil and gas exploitation, mining industry, agriculture and landfills) so we have the means to act to reduce our emissions. Reducing the amount of methane released will have a rapid, positive and visible impact the climate change

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LOWERING CH4 EMISSIONS :
THE SOLUTION

To fight against global warming, we must considerably reduce our methane emissions. To do this, taxing emitting companies is the fastest and most effective way.

The evidence is clear: reducing CH4 emissions starting today will have an immediate impact on global warming. However, to successfully combat a phenomenon, it is essential to understand it by observing it and following its evolution. As methane emissions are distributed all around the planet, it is necessary to opt for solutions capable of measuring them precisely and identifying areas with high concentration. These actions will allow regulators to set up a taxation system for emitting companies in order to push them to take measures to reduce their methane emissions as quickly as possible but also to support companies in their energy transition.

The evidence is clear: reducing CH4 emissions starting today will have an immediate impact on global warming. However, to successfully combat a phenomenon, it is essential to understand it by observing it and following its evolution. As methane emissions are distributed all around the planet, it is necessary to opt for solutions capable of measuring them precisely and identifying areas with high concentration. These actions will allow regulators to set up a taxation system for emitting companies in order to push them to take measures to reduce their methane emissions as quickly as possible but also to support companies in their energy transition.

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Of increase in global greenhouse gas emissions since 1970

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data
US EPA figures – 2018

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The warming effect of methane versus carbon dioxide

Methane: A crucial opportunity in the climate fight
Environmental Defense Fund – 2021

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The average lifetime of methane in the atmosphere

MONITOR, UNDERSTAND, PREDICT

UNDERSTANDING OUR IMPACT :
CURRENT ISSUES

Technology is our best asset for monitoring, understanding, and predicting global change. It allows us to find effective and sustainable solutions to combat climate change.

Currently, there are several solutions for measuring methane emissions: the use of fixed or mobile sensors or the use of ships, drones, or airplanes. Unfortunately, these solutions are very expensive and not efficient. They also lack accuracy and are dependent on meteorological conditions. In addition, none of these options can guarantee the quantification of total emissions and the monitoring of their evolution over time. One solution that overcomes these obstacles: observation from space. Satellites allow us to measure methane emissions caused by human activity every day, with precision and at a lower cost. Thanks to them, the strategic areas, where emissions are most concentrated can be easily located and exploited as a renewable gas.

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SATELLITE DATA ANALYSIS :
A SOLUTION FOR THE FUTURE

The analysis of data collected thanks to space observation allows us to design solutions to support companies and institutions in their energy transition.

  • Methane tracking satellite system.
    Our nanosatellite constellation collects daily measurements of CH4 emissions while running on-board AI filtering applications. These data are transmitted to a global network of ground stations.

 

  • Big Data digital platform.
    Our automated AI processing chain cleans, standardizes, fuses, and analyzes our proprietary data alongside other third-party data to generate methane emissions concentration maps.

 

  • Software Analysis
    Customers receive proprietary data delivered seamlessly, in real time, via GESat API.

Did you know that ?

Thanks to the observation of methane emissions induced by human activity via a constellation of miniaturized satellites and to the analysis of the collected data, we support companies and institutions in the energy transition to build a sustainable future together.

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