Kudos to friend and colleague Eric Webster, who leads the environmental systems business at Exelis Geospatial. In the article, Eric notes that commercial environmental remote sensing and monitoring is becoming mainstream as demand for real-time environmental information grows from cities and local jurisdictions. New technologies are enabling more robust detection and monitoring of carbon emissions and carbon sinks.
“There is a commercial weather industry,” Webster said. “There isn’t yet a commercial climate or environmental industry. As the future unfolds, private companies will be able to provide observation, modeling and actionable information directly to cities, the energy industry and other consumers.”