Foreseeing Wildfires with data


Wildfires are a menace that gained much of public attention during recent years' summer seasons. Images of swaths of Australian bush ablaze in January and February 2020 caught public attention as brave firefighters were carrying koala bears from the inferno. The Australian fires were followed by an exceptionally disastrous fire-season in the Western United States. [...]

Foreseeing Wildfires with data2020-12-23T11:44:21+02:00

InSAR Applications – Why industry is learning to “love” radar


When Golden Earring famously sang the lyric “We’ve got a light in the sky, radar love”  all the way back in 1973, little did they know just how much those “lights” (or radars) in the sky would add to our world years later. Just like in the song “Radar Love”, industry is continually learning to [...]

InSAR Applications – Why industry is learning to “love” radar2020-12-09T16:53:53+02:00

Renewable/compostable materials


With consumer concern regarding plastic waste, fashion brands are attempting to reduce their environmental impact by moving to alternative materials. Mainstream fashion and beauty brands work to eliminate consumer packaging altogether in the quest to reduce their impact, and as only 9% of plastics are currently recycled, removing all but the most essential packaging seems [...]

Renewable/compostable materials2020-11-06T16:33:58+02:00

Waste valorisation technologies


Closing the loop of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use or resources can bring benefits for both the environment and the economy. It is the case, for example of recycled nutrients from organic waste or by-products (bio-based materials such as food waste, used water and animal by-products such as manure) that can be returned [...]

Waste valorisation technologies2020-11-06T15:42:49+02:00

Data collection and analysis technologies


The significant increase in scientific data that occurred in the past decade - such as NASA’s archive growth from some hundred Terabytes in 2000 to 32 Petabytes of climate observation data, as well as ECMWF’s climate archive of 220 Petabytes-- marked a change in the workflow of researchers and programmers. Largely the data responsible for [...]

Data collection and analysis technologies2020-11-06T15:20:23+02:00

Industry digitalization


The ever-expanding platform of mobile connectivity, together with the emergence of 5G-enabled cyber-physical systems and advanced cellular IoT, are laying the foundation for the fourth industrial revolution that will transform the existing business structures and provide a basis for disruptive new business. Industry 4.0 arrives in time in a critical moment for climate action. IoT, [...]

Industry digitalization2020-11-06T14:57:50+02:00

Emissions measuring technologies


The first step in design strategies for adaptation is to collect information. There are multiple methods of data collection, including many types of equipment, from tidal gauges to satellite remote sensors. There are also more ways of analysing and presenting this data using sophisticated computer graphics programs, known as geographic information systems (GIS). Technological innovation [...]

Emissions measuring technologies2020-11-06T15:08:32+02:00

Less-polluting vehicles


It is the case of gas to liquids, for example, switching to alternative fuels. Electric and LPG offer separate fuel systems, but there are other options offering the potential to clean up the existing diesel. One example is the new synthetic gas to liquid (GTL) fuel developed by Shell, derived from natural gas. The use [...]

Less-polluting vehicles2020-11-05T14:40:59+02:00

Air quality monitoring technologies


The growth of urban air pollution is one of the most serious indicators of the impact of global urbanization on the environment and human health. The rapid urbanization, with the associated economic and population growth, has led to increases in vehicle use, industrial activity and energy consumption that have raised urban air pollution to critical [...]

Air quality monitoring technologies2020-11-06T15:00:56+02:00

Smart cities data management technologies


Smart cities are based on well connected, sustainable, and resilient technologies allowing the information to be available and findable. Significant amounts of data are generated and two key trends make this data collection and availability possible: Internet of Things (IoT) and Open Data. All the smart solutions in smart cities are based on IoT where [...]

Smart cities data management technologies2020-10-30T13:12:35+02:00