The story of a trailblazing team from Canada, on a mission to combat climate change, who are changing the way we see the world. Over the coming months, you’ll hear about high-tech and high-drama, big business and cutting-edge science. Above all, you’ll get to know a group of people pushing the envelope, fighting the odds and trying to make a difference.
The Surprising Emissions from Hydropower
The state of the hydropower industry is different today and it continues to evolve. In this episode, we speak with Sara Mercier-Blais, an expert in the field of greenhouse gas emissions from reservoirs. We find out how the impoundment of water in reservoirs for hydropower energy generation is a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and the tools being created to help measure and reduce these emissions.
From Space to Aircraft
GHGSat’s patented sensor has been adapted for airborne operations, providing an alternative to ground-based monitoring when paired with satellite data. Meet Warren Shaw, GHGSat’s manager of Airborne Systems, who tells the story of how our team is helping operators keep a bird’s eye view on methane emissions.
Keeping an Eye on Oil & Gas
What are the challenges oil & gas companies are facing in emissions monitoring? In this podcast we welcome Nicole Downey, CEO of Earth Systems Sciences LLC and expert on emissions monitoring for the oil and gas sector. Nicole and our host Alexander Milas talk about the challenges and complexities of monitoring emissions from oil and gas operations, the key drivers for the industry to reduce emissions and the technology mix that’s evolving to support emissions monitoring.
The Data Behind Climate Science
Introducing our new podcast ‘shorts’ where we speak with leading experts in their fields. As GHGSat signs a Third Party Mission initiative with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency to share 5% of Iris’ data with the scientific community, we talk to Claus Zehner, Mission Manager for the European Space Agency’s atmospheric monitoring mission “Sentinel-5P”, about why we need to track greenhouse gases from space, how small companies like GHGSat are working alongside large Government initiatives to share data, combine intelligence and create new applications to tackle climate change, and Claus shares some of the recent developments in the Sentinel-5P mission.
We have liftoff: Small satellites, big feats
The successful launch of Iris aboard VV16 is a game-changer. Host Alexander Milas sat down with GHGSat founder Stephane Germaine, engineer Laura Bradbury, and Sir Martin Sweeting – a true pioneer in the field of constellation technology who gave us his view on what these developments mean for GHGSat and the world of climate emissions monitoring.
Hunting greenhouse gas emissions
Host Alexander Milas talks to GHGSat’s Jean-Francois Gauthier about hunting greenhouse gas emissions, why a small spaceship called Iris means so much to them, and the impact of the pandemic. Also, we hear from Andrea Preve, Program Manager for the Vega VV16 mission, about life launching rockets from the equator and returning to work during a pandemic, and from Adina Gillespie, also from GHGSat, on the little-seen emotional side of the space business.