GHGSat data accepted for evaluation by ESA TPM programme

As an extension of this collaboration, 5% of the data collected by GHGSat’s satellite, “Iris”, will be made available to the scientific community through an Announcement of Opportunity that was issued jointly by ESA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in early 2020.

GHGSat data accepted for evaluation by ESA TPM programme
GHGSat data accepted for evaluation by ESA TPM programme

GHGSat data accepted for evaluation by ESA TPM programme

GHGSat announced that its high-resolution data has been accepted for assessment by the European Space Agency (ESA) Earthnet Third Party Mission (TPM) programme. ESA’s TPM initiative sponsors the cost of access to satellite data for research and Earth observation (EO) purposes, enabling the scientific community to develop applications.

As an extension of this collaboration, 5% of the data collected by GHGSat’s satellite, “Iris”, will be made available to the scientific community through an Announcement of Opportunity that was issued jointly by ESA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in early 2020.

Stephane Germain, GHGSat CEO, commented that they are pleased to be working with ESA and CSA on provision of data and now to undergo ESA assessment in anticipation of becoming an Earthnet Third Party Mission. They look forward to the scientific developments that will be made possible through these initiatives. 

Giuseppe Ottavianelli, ESA Earthnet TPM programme manager, welcomed GHGSat to the assessment process saying that GHGSat’s demonstration satellite achieved important technical milestones and ESA looks forward to assessing the commercialization satellite, Iris, as a possible contributor to their Earthnet Third Party Mission programme.

The additional data provided through their agreement with CSA and GHGSat is already generating interest that they expect to grow with new climate research initiatives.