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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA's Carbon Monitoring System

NASA's Carbon Monitoring System

Carbon Dixoide

Carbon Mapper

Mission Overview

There is an urgent need for a wide range of actions to accelerate methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation, climate adaptation and conservation. Barriers include high costs for methane leak detection, gaps in self-reported CO2 data for key emission sectors, incomplete observations of priority regions at scales relevant for decision making, and lack of data accessibility and transparency. Our airborne pilot projects, using advanced remote sensing technology, are demonstrating the potential for an operational satellite data service that can help accelerate sub-national climate action. We plan to:

The Carbon Mapper program builds on an earlier CMS project that included a prototype multi-scale carbon data portal by the same name.View CMS Project