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A satellite-powered technology to guide sustainability strategies in the food and forestry sectors

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About the Talk

The corporate sector has been investing heavily in quantification, management, and mitigation of the carbon footprint due to the increasing regulatory and stakeholder pressure. However, there's still a lot of uncertainty in the supply chains of the food and forestry sectors. Another popular part of the corporate carbon action – nature-based carbon removal projects – is also under criticism for failures to verify its quality.
An Ireland-based startup CarbonSpace ( aims at providing a better carbon footprint estimation tool to these sectors, by developing a technology that benefits from both "top-down" and "bottom-up" approaches to estimating carbon fluxes from different land use. CarbonSpace's co-founders Dr. Oleg Demidov and Dr. Ruslan Zhuravlev will speak about the technology, its potential and limitations, as well as about its place within the ecosystem of satellite-based solutions for commercial applications.

About the Speakers

Dr. Oleg Demidov
Co-founder and CEO at CarbonSpace
Serial tech entrepreneur, founder of several startups including Navigine Inc. Dr. Demidov has 15+ years of experience in technology innovations, international business development and top-management consulting, including Droege & Comp and Pattern Group. He holds a Ph.D. in satellite and inertial navigation and MA in Economics.

Dr. Ruslan Zhuravlev Co-founder and Chief Research Officer at CarbonSpace
Former Principal Investigator in the GOSAT project. Previously cofounder of an air quality forecasting startup Aerostate. Among other projects, Dr. Zhuravlev analyzed total radioactive emissions in the atmosphere during the Fukushima nuclear disaster. He has 15 years of experience in atmospheric science, holds a Ph.D. in “Physics of atmosphere and hydrosphere“ and has 20+ publications in peer-reviewed journals with high impact factor, including Nature Communications.

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