Rising sea levels, deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions
Airbus satellites and geospatial data help climatologists and governments to monitor and fight climate change.
Find out more during the “Space insights for climate action” moment with special guest Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director General.
Space insights for climate action
The last five years have been the warmest on record. That doesn't sound dramatic at first – unless you live on the Westcoast of North America and had to endure 49.6° Celsius this summer. A clear sign that Earth's climate is changing. Melting glaciers and polar ice caps are causing sea levels to rise by three millimetres a year. Again, that may not sound like much, but the rise will add up: Antarctica alone stores enough frozen water to raise sea levels by 58 metres, many coastal cities and islands would then be under water.
To study climate phenomena like these and make smart decisions about climate change, reliable data is needed. Airbus plays a vital role: the company not only builds many of the Earth observation satellites measuring key climate variables, it also transforms their data into actionable insights to better understand and fight climate change.
Find out more about our speakers
Director General, ESA
Head of Connected Intelligence, Airbus Defence and Space
Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space
CEO, Airbus Defence and Space
Nicholas Professor of Earth Science, DUKE UNIVERSITY
A global monitoring programme
And understanding Earth
Helping to clean the World's ocean
Crédit Agricole Bank
Relies on satellite imagery to insure grasslands against climate risks
Monitoring addresses deforestation driven by smallholders planting cocoa