S4 EP3: Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Series 4

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In this episode we’re exploring greenhouse gases and the pivotal role of space-based monitoring in understanding and mitigating their impact on our planet.

From orbiting satellites to cutting-edge remote sensing techniques, we dive into the fascinating world of space-based monitoring and its critical role in understanding the dynamics of our changing climate. Come with us as we explore ground-breaking research and collaboration, and how scientists are harnessing the power of space technology to track greenhouse gas emissions with unprecedented accuracy, paving the way for informed decision-making and effective climate action.

Episode Guests


Blaine Tookey

Technology Principal


Paul Green

Science Area Leader, Climate & Earth Observation Group

National Physical Laboratory

Isabelle Crozier-Morris

Innovation and Research Scientist – Earth Observation

Ordnance Survey

Luisa Doughty

Methane Monitoring Programme Lead

Satellite Applications Catapult

Episode Host


Dallas Campbell

Broadcaster and Writer

Dallas presents some of television’s most popular factual programmes, his immersive documentaries lift the curtain on our human planet, giving audiences of all ages and backgrounds an exclusive backstage pass to some of the world’s most fascinating stories, ideas and places.

Beyond television, Dallas is an author, speaker, and ambassador for STEM education. He works closely with several major outreach initiatives which help kids across the UK think creatively about technology and innovation. He works internationally with the British Council’s FameLab project, designing and running workshops for early career academics, helping them hone their science communication skills.


Welcome to Outer-Orbit – in these short bonus episodes we’re going to be continuing the conversation from our main episodes, focusing in on a particular topic or an idea or a point of view or something that piqued our interest.

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Luisa Doughty from the Satellite Applications Catapult to further explore barriers to uptake of space derived data for sustainability and deep dive into the Catapult’s international development and humanitarian work.

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