Montreal, Canada, May 4, 2021: PULSE GHGSat has been selected as a finalist in the AI and Data category of Fast Company’s prestigious World Changing Ideas Awards 2021.
The World Changing Ideas Awards 2021 announced today, honor the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation in solving global challenges around health, social injustice, economic inequality, and the climate crisis.
PULSE GHGSat is our unique digital map showing methane concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere worldwide. As the global leader in high-resolution methane monitoring from space, we designed PULSE to widen access to this data in a free-to-use interactive map. PULSE combines data from public sources such as the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P spacecraft with data from our own GHGSat satellites. By sharing this data, we want to raise awareness and encourage global discussion about this potent greenhouse gas.
Stephane Germain, CEO of GHGSat: “It’s fantastic to have GHGSat’s work to develop PULSE recognized as a ‘Fast Company World Changing Idea.” PULSE is the new state of the art when it comes to visualizing methane. It’s only by seeing emissions that we can encourage discussion about what’s causing them and find solutions to reduce them. We’re continuously developing PULSE to support the mounting interest in methane from the United Nations, the new US administration, and the European Union in the run-up to the climate summit COP26 this year.”
PULSE is one of 13 finalists in the World Changing Ideas Awards 2021, AI and Data category that honors projects that harness the power of data, machine learning, or artificial intelligence to understand the world and empower change.
The awards, which are now in their fifth year, saw winners and finalists selected from more than 4,000 entries this year from across the globe from transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more – with Health and Wellness, AI and Data among the most popular categories.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”