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Climate Change

Access and analyze dynamic information on global environmental indicators related to climate change.


Measure and map emissions, deforestation, sea levels, glaciers, and natural disasters.

The effects of climate change can already be seen across the globe in all aspects of life— from environmental to economic. Earth observation is crucial to understanding the global climate system and changes to the atmosphere, land and oceans. From the pattern of sea-level rise to the cooling effects of increased stratospheric aerosols— better understand Earth with the macro and micro-scale spatial coverage of satellite observations.

Global surface temperatures are increasing, global sea levels are rising, ice is melting, and changes in the pattern of precipitation are bringing intense rainfall and floods to some areas and devastating droughts to others. Satellite measurements are essential to improving our understanding of climate change and formulating effective strategies. Use UP42 to inform decision making, fill the data gap, create climate action, and predict the future.

Why choose UP42?

Draw timely insights with scalable infrastructure

Draw timely insights with scalable infrastructure

Use UP42 to instantly access global data coverage. Measure and understand the true extent of crucial climate change variables. Utilize the advanced capabilities of cloud computing to gain access to cutting-edge analytics for business decisions.

Optimize data use and protect your bottom line

Optimize data use and protect your bottom line

Choose from a number of Earth observation datasets and processing algorithms to get the resolution you need and only process the area you need with our AOI-selection capabilities. Measure methane with Sentinel-5P, monitor weather patterns with MODIS, and count objects with Pléiades.


Monitor and understand climate change

  • 26/50


    Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) has listed 26 out of 50 essential climate variables (ECVs) as significantly dependent on satellite observation.

  • 2015-2019

    Climate change

    The tell-tale signs and impacts of climate change – such as sea level rise, ice loss and extreme weather – increased during 2015-2019, which is set to be the warmest five-year period on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  • Carbon


    Some places are much more exposed to economic damages from climate change than are other places. The same increase in atmospheric carbon concentration will cause larger per capita damages in India than in Iceland.

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