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PublishedJuly 25, 2023

CoCO2 releases new tool to find emission estimation studies in the scientific literature

As part of its user engagement activities, the CoCO2 project has now published a new web-based interface to a collection of published studies on satellite identification of hot-spot emissions. The tool provides an online repository of studies in the peer-reviewed literature about the use of satellite data to detect and estimate hot-spot emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). Its purpose is to inform users with different backgrounds about current state-of-the-art information on research being already done in the field of the detection and quantification of hot-spots emissions by satellites, in preparation for the next Copernicus CO2M satellite constellation.

hotspot literature tool

The map allows for filtering by year, gas, activity, geographical zone, and country. A second map iteration will integrate automatic updates via a database process. The data has been gathered and provided by project partner Roxana Petrescu from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) and the map was designed by project partner Laurent Chmiel from the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS). Map user content has been published under Licence ouverte/Open Licence.

Roxana Petrescu (VUA) says: “Many research emission estimation studies have been carried out by the international science community and with this new tool we are bringing the results together in one place to support scientists and other interested users with easy-to-find information.”