The Darvaza Crater, often referred to as the "Door to Hell," or indeed the "Shining of Karakum", is a mesmerising, possibly natural, wonder located in Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert. For decades, this fiery pit has baffled scientists and intrigued adventurers with its otherworldly appearance. With the power of Terrabotics' groundbreaking EmissionsAnalyst™ platform, we can shine a new light on this enigmatic site and gain valuable insights into its emissions and environmental impact.
London, December 27, 2023 - Terrabotics, a leading Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Data Analytics company, has launched EmissionsAnalyst™, a revolutionary product developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK Space Agency through the Energy SCOUT™ program. This cutting-edge solution promises to transform how we map, monitor, measure, and analyse methane emissions, ultimately assisting in our efforts to combat climate change.
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The Power of Data Integration
EmissionsAnalyst™ is a game-changer because it consolidates all available satellite, aerial, and ground sensing data sources into a single platform. By bringing together data from various sources, including GHGsat, CarbonMapper, NASA, Copernicus, and more, Terrabotics has created an unparalleled database of over 15,000 super-emitter events from across the globe - and growing with every day. This integration of methane and carbon dioxide data allows for comprehensive coverage and routine emissions event tracking when enriched and contextualised with asset and location information.
A New Era of Analysis
The heart of EmissionsAnalyst™ is its advanced analytics dashboard and mapping platform, powered by lightening quick GPU-accelerated geospatial databases. This innovative platform can analyse and stream billions of data points directly to users' browsers, providing them with unprecedented plume hunting capabilities. Researchers, industry stakeholders, regulators, and environmental organisations can now access actionable insights and make informed decisions in minutes.
The Darvaza Crater and Beyond
Tormod Sandtorv • CC BY-SA 2.0
So, how does EmissionsAnalyst™ shed light on the Darvaza Crater? The answer lies in its ability to detect and analyse methane and carbon dioxide plumes, as well as visualise daily thermal flaring and fire events - all detected by satellites orbiting the Earth. With this platform, we can monitor invisible gas emissions and fire from the Darvaza Crater in near-real-time, gaining a better understanding of the environmental impact of this geological curiosity. Moreover, this technology can be applied to identify and mitigate major sources of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide whether naturally occurring or man-made - finally adding an objective method to map, monitor and actually measure emissions no matter what source or where they are in the world, allowing fair and equal comparison.
Join the Fight Against Climate Change
Terrabotics invites partners and stakeholders from industrial corporations, regulatory bodies, NGOs, IGOs, and more to explore EmissionsAnalyst™ and join the effort to eliminate unnecessary and avoidable greenhouse gas emissions. Together, we can work towards unraveling the mystery of the Darvaza Crater's emissions and its broader ramifications for climate change. By harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology, we can gain valuable insights into this enigmatic site and contribute to our global efforts to address the climate crisis.