Space Challenge 2023 - Resources


Resources for “Space for Planet Earth Problem Statement

The lists in the sub menus provide links to some initial references related to the methane challenge problem statement. If you know of other useful resources, please send them to us at [email protected] so we can add them to these lists.


15 Free Satellite Imagery Data Sources


Methane Emission Measurement and Monitoring Methods

Global Methane Tracker 2023

UN Environment Program Resources on Methane

Kyrros Methane Watch


UN announces high-tech, satellite-based global methane detection system

Japanese Methane monitoring satellite

“Quantifying methane emissions from the global scale down to point sources using satellite observations of atmospheric methane”, Jacob, Daniel J., et al., Volume 22, issue 14, ACP, 22, 9617–9646, 2022

“GHGSat unveils free global methane map”, 2020

“Exxon Broke Rules With Late Reporting of Permian Methane Leak”, Bloomberg, 1 March 2023

“Why Methane Surged in 2020”, NASA Earth Observatory

(The article has links to other sources, including NOAA)

“IEA to use GHGSat data in globally recognized methane tracker”, GHGSat press release, Feb 2023

“This Five-Mile-Long Cloud of Methane Was Spotted Over Wyoming”, Feb 2023

“New Mexico Investigates Permian Basin Methane Cloud Spotted by Satellite”, 31 Jan 2023

“Climate change: WMO unveils plans for sustainable monitoring of greenhouse gases”, UN News, Feb 2023

“UN signs deal for satellite methane monitoring”, The Engineer, 20 Jan 2023

“A new way to spot methane leaks globally”,, Jan 2023

“Understanding the potential of Sentinel-2 for monitoring methane point emissions”, Jan 2023

How Data Science Can Help Flight Climate Change



UN Climate Change

UN Climate Change – Greenhouse Gas Data Interface

International Energy Agency (IEA) Global Methane Tracker 2023

UN Environment Program

Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – cosponsor of Global Climate Observing System

Kayrros Methane Watch

(global commercial company based in London, selling methane monitoring as a service)

Methane Alert and Response System (MARS)

International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO)

Global Methane Hub

(The Global Methane Hub. A philanthropic fund to support methane mitigation and prevent global warming. Based in Chile.)

“An Eye on Methane: International Methane Emissions Observatory 2022 Report”, Oct 2022

“UN’s MARS program launches methane detection into the Space Age”, EDF, Nov 2022


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