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FLUXNET-ECN Seminar Series: Alana Ayasse from Carbon Mapper
Dear Flux communities,
We are writing to invite you to participate in the forthcoming FLUXNET Seminar Series, a community event co-sponsored by FLUXNET Early Career Network, AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP), and members of the AmeriFlux and FLUXNET communities.
In this webinar we will hear from Alana Ayasse from Carbon Mapper on careers in non-profit organizations, and what early careers need to know if considering joining this field.
Alana Ayasse is a Research Scientist for Carbon Mapper. Alana’s current research interests include understanding the role of satellites in a global carbon monitoring system and using airborne remote sensing data to further understand trends in methane and CO2 emissions. She has worked extensively with Imaging spectrometers (hyperspectral) and specializes in applying imaging spectrometers to map greenhouse gases. She received her M.A. in Geography from UCLA and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Carbon Mapper, Inc., is a non-profit (501c3) entity with a mission to deliver and guide the adoption of digital public goods that facilitate timely action to mitigate human impacts to Earth’s climate and ecosystems. Carbon Mapper recognizes there is an urgent need for a wide range of actions to accelerate methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation. Barriers to action include high costs for methane leak detection, gaps in self-reported CO2 data, incomplete observations of priority regions at scales relevant for decision making, and lack of data accessibility and transparency. Through advanced satellite systems, Carbon Mapper hopes to provide data to erase these barriers. Currently, our airborne pilot projects are demonstrating the potential for an operational satellite data service that can help accelerate greenhouse gas mitigation. In this talk I will introduce Carbon Mapper and share results from ongoing airborne pilot projects.