Developing an innovative remote-sensing based approach for monitoring methane emissions from paddy rice

Rationale 

This project will investigate the potential of high-resolution remote sensing data to enhance monitoring and reporting of rice field methane emissions. Currently, methane emissions monitoring is mostly deployed at small scale through aerial and drone surveys, and ground sensors, but few methods capture the data necessary for specifically managing paddy rice systems.  
The project is intended to provide users with an accessible, operational platform for timely, high resolution methane monitoring and will incorporate technical expertise in remote sensing, climate change mitigation, agriculture, and irrigation. Enhanced remote-sensing approaches would also benefit a wide range of stakeholders in accessing carbon markets through improved verification of emissions reductions.

 

Objectives

This project will aim to : 
•    Enhance the understanding of methane monitoring, improve the capacity to implement Tier 2 analysis, and effectively apply remote sensing products for methane emissions assessment.  
•    Develop the different steps of a framework for assessing and monitoring CH4 emissions in rice fields using remote sensing technologies.  
•    Publish scientific articles and internal publications on enhanced methane monitoring.
 

Actions

To achieve these results the project will:
•    Produce a technical report presenting the preliminary findings on rice methane emissions assessment and monitoring using remote sensing products.   
•    Develop  the different components of a framework presenting an overview of the different steps to monitor rice emissions;   
•    Publish FAO/CCAC publications with the technical results.     
•    Organise training and / or other events on methane emissions monitoring in Asia

 

Project reference - AGR-23-005 - Developing an innovative remote-sensing based approach for monitoring methane emissions from paddy rice

 

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