UK university project will use satellites to track ship emissions

A university project that has gained UK government funding will use satellite analytics to track the greenhouse gas and pollution emissions of shipping fleets.

The University of Leicester project is one of five projects recently awarded UK government funding through the country’s Space Agency.

The university will work with Redshift Associates Ltd to develop analytics that will track the carbon and pollution emissions of ships. There will be a new approach to establish the emission audits of shipping fleets and their individual vessels.

The project extends to coastal an international waters the previous work that developed analytics solutions for ports and harbours.

Science Minister Amanda Solloway said that “today’s funding will provide lift-off to some of the country’s most ambitious space collaborations, accelerating potentially game-changing technologies that will help the UK respond to global challenges such as cutting carbon emissions.”