he UK Space Agency (UKSA) has allocated multi-million funding to research on how space can help fight climate change.

The investment will support an early-stage programme looking to enhance the UK’s Earth observation technologies.

Delivered by the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI), the projects will enhance the ability to monitor the planet’s atmosphere and measure emissions including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrogen dioxide.

The University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde are amongst those to receive a share of the £9m.

Beth Greenaway, head of earth observation and climate at UKSA, said: “Satellites play a vital role in monitoring emissions, weather patterns and other environmental factors using a variety of sensors and instruments that return information to Earth. Indeed, some of the information can only be collected from space.”

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