NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, and other United States government leaders unveiled the U.S. Greenhouse Gas Center Monday during the 28th annual United Nations Climate Conference (COP28).
“NASA data is essential to making the changes needed on the ground to protect our climate. The U.S. Greenhouse Gas Center is another way the Biden-Harris Administration is working to make critical data available to more people – from scientists running data analyses, to government officials making decisions on climate policy, to members of the public who want to understand how climate change will affect them,” said Nelson. “We’re bringing space to Earth to benefit communities across the country.”
The U.S. Greenhouse Gas Center is a central place where different U.S. government groups, along with non-profit and private partners, work together. You can find online data, information, and computer models collected from the International Space Station, satellites, airplanes, and ground stations.
NASA leads the center and teamed up with the EPA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Experts from these agencies put together a collection of greenhouse gas data and tools for analysis.
“A goal of the U.S. Greenhouse Gas Center is to accelerate the collaborative use of Earth science data,” said Argyro Kavvada, center program manager at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “We’re working to get the right data into the hands of people who can use it to manage and track greenhouse gas emissions.”
Image: Visualization of total carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere in 2021. Credit NASA