Carbon capture and storage programs are typically launched in three stages: 1) pre-program scanning, 2) program design and 3) (asset) monitoring. For each of those stages satellite-based information can play a key role. Satellite-based systems ensure consistent and coherent data collection of large areas and large time scales at low cost. These characteristics align perfectly with carbon capture and storage methodologies and requirements like additionality and permanence. This presentation gives an overview of the role of satellite-based systems in each phase and answers questions like: ‘How much carbon is stored at program start?’, ‘Are my assets still there, or are they logged over or burned?’ or ‘How much carbon is captured by my program year over year?’.

Author: Arjen Vrielink

Published in: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2021)

  • Date of Conference: 7-9 December 2021
  • DOI: 10.20533/WCST.2021.0001
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-41-9
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)