Several big bets have been made on the ability of satellite data to improve carbon accounting. This panel will explore what is required for meaningful carbon accounting, where better earth data and better models will contribute, and what are their limitations.
Dr. Carlos Silva leads Pachama’s Science Team. He guides the company’s efforts to integrate satellite observations into a platform for scalable, high-quality forest carbon crediting. He holds a PhD in remote sensing and global ecology, and previously worked on the science team of NASA’s GEDI mission, which measures forest structure globally. He also holds a master's degree in economics and public policy, and has developed forest carbon projects for both the voluntary and compliance markets.