NASA’s ARSET Training Program: From the Classroom to Real-World Satellite Applications

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Photograph showing folks at NASA ARSET Air Quality Training at the Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, held on June 11-12, 2011. This workshop featured attendees from state health and air quality agencies, Tribal Nations, and students. Image credit: NASA/ARSET.

Satellite imagery showing carbon monoxide over the U.S. and Canada. Image Credit: NASA GES DISC, NASA/ARSET.The NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) develops courses for end-users on the application of satellite data and imagery to environmental decision-making activities related to water resources, air quality, and disaster management. ARSET makes course materials publicly available and actively encourages their use by environmental managers or others interested in developing their own applied remote sensing courses.

European Efforts to Verify GHG Emissions Reporting

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Screenshot from Europe's ground-based Integrated Carbon Observatory System . Credit: ICOS Atmospheric Thematic Center

Cropped image of an emissions report. Growing awareness of the deficiencies of today’s greenhouse gas inventories is inspiring innovation by scientists, policymakers and activists. There is growing hope for ‰ÛÏtop-down‰Û schemes based on rapid and even real-time measurement of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Now the push is on to install ground and satellite-based instruments.