Organisation Overview

Greenhouse Gas Monitor Australia Pty Ltd (GGMA) was formed to develop and commercialise state-of-the-art capabilities to measure, monitor and understand the behaviour of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere.

GGMA’s main activities are to:

  • develop and commercialise novel instrumentation and methods to measure CO2 and CH4 in the atmosphere, supported by field measurements
  • develop atmospheric models to attribute measurements of GHGs to sources and sinks and predict the transport of GHGs in the atmosphere
  • provide GHG data products to industry, legislators, traders, and to the agricultural community through interpretation of Earth-based and space-based sensors.

Expertise and Capabilities

GGMA principals have a long history of remote sensing of trace gases in the atmosphere and in the development of related terrestrial and space-based instruments. GGMA has a pedigree of pioneering the field of space-based sensing of trace gases in the atmosphere, and providing key expertise in the development of a carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor successfully deployed on NASA’s Orbital Carbon Observatory (OCO).

GGMA provides expert analysis and interpretation of data from both OCO and Japan’s Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite. GGMA is also supporting Lockheed Martin to develop novel instrumentation to measure CO2 from a geostationary platform.

Unique Selling Points

GGMA has developed novel technology to measure and map atmospheric methane and is well advanced in extending this technology to measure nitrous oxide.

GGMA has developed an autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicle-based instrument to measure methane spectra of sampled gas software to:

  • extract sub-1ppm trace gas concentrations from measured spectra
  • produce 3D gas concentration fields
  • understand surface fluxes and transport of trace gases
  • infer location and strength of trace gas sources through a fusion of terrestrial and space-based measurements.

GGMA’s technology offers a unique capability to measure and understand the production and behaviour of GHGs to support economic, political and research objectives.