Harnessing Earth Observations for Sustainable Energy & Minerals
As global temperatures continue to rise quickly, largely due to the burning of fossil fuels, it’s become important to pivot towards renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower. Earth observations have become an essential, innovative tool in this transition, offering insights that can revolutionize the way we harness and consume energy.
Leveraging these observations, we’re helping nations tap into the vast potential of renewable energy sources. This includes:
- Forecasting the most efficient times to harness solar, wind, and hydropower.
- Monitoring potential environmental impacts of energy exploration and consumption.
- Mitigating weather-related and disaster risks to energy infrastructures.
- Assessing the potential of carbon capture systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Beyond just power
While renewable energy is a vital piece of the puzzle, our commitment extends to sustainable management of energy in all its forms—coal, oil, gas, and beyond. Reliable access to energy and efficient management of resources is important. With Earth observations, governments and businesses are equipped with accurate data to make informed decisions, in energy production or reporting emission levels to global partners.
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) is at the forefront of this mission. It aids governments and companies in managing energy resources more effectively, offering precise data for informed decision-making in energy production, environmental assessment, and emissions reporting.