- Sep. 11, 2023Study on consistency of greenhouse gas concentrations between GOSAT and GOSAT-2 － Efforts to develop long-term data sets on greenhouse gas concentrations using the GOSAT series －NEW
- Apr. 26, 2022GOSAT-GW Project Website opened
- Feb. 3, 2022We have opened the website of IWGGMS-18 (The 18th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space)
- Apr. 5, 2021We have opened official account of Satellite Observation Center on Instagram “@soc_nies”
- Jan. 15, 2021In light of the spread of COVID-19 in Japan and overseas, the application deadline of the 3rd GOSAT RA is extended until Mar. 15, 2021. Note that the proposals received by the initial deadline of Jan. 15, 2021 will be evaluated as initially planned
GOSAT named Ibuki is an earth observation satellite launched in 2009, observing the concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane and estimating their fluxes. NIES is conducting higher level processing and validation of GOSAT data.
GOSAT-2, a successor of GOSAT, was successfully launched on October 29, 2018. It measures not only carbon dioxide and methane but also carbon monoxide. NIES conducts higher level data processing and validation of GOSAT-2 data.
GOSAT-GW, which is scheduled to be launched in FY2024, is an earth observation satellite that will be the successor to GOSAT-2 and will observe the concentration of NO2 in addition to CO2 and CH4, as well as the water circulation. It is being developed in collaboration with JAXA. NIES performs higher-level processing and verification of GOSAT-GW data.