The recent U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) brought together leaders from 120 countries and more than 40,000 stakeholders and media to discuss all aspects of climate change, including the policies and regulatory solutions that can bring the world to a more sustainable, low carbon future.
Some of the hottest temperatures in recent history were recorded in 2023. Extreme weather impacts every daily life and beyond – agriculture, food and water supply, as well as effecting power grids, and critical national security infrastructures. Satellite technologies play a critical role in monitoring and mitigating weather and changes to Earth, especially in extreme conditions. Remote sensing from satellites provide actionable, near-real time information to determine the state of our planet, the evolving climate, and the impacts of human activity on quality of life and on Earth’s future.
Measuring the effects of climate change and the impact of human choices on the Earth’s climate is currently difficult, but new techniques will enable the agreements and efforts of the future. GeoOptics has been measuring the Earth’s atmosphere since our first satellites took flight in 2018. In 2023 we have been developing some exciting new technologies that can measure climate impacts on a human scale, on the surface of the Earth, as well.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2024!