NASA’s Aura Satellite: Tracks of Shipping Pollution


The Ozone Monitoring Instrument on board NASA’s Aura Satellite is capable of tracking the pollution caused by ships in the seas. Satellite imagery released by NASA showing Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) emission is definitely raising concerns.  The extent of pollution is nothing unexpected but surely it is time to look for greener ways to take technology forward.

NASA’s Aura Satellite Imagery Showing tracks of pollution around the high seas

Interestingly, regions near to the coast look more polluted. But actually, the high seas are equally polluted but the current offer the possibility of dispersion where as near the coast, human activity only increases pollution.

There is tons of such imagery and analysis from NASA’s aura satellite. Here’s the link 


I am one of those passionate "Geo-geeks" and "Geo-people" who is just too excited about everything Geo and Management. Location information and spatial technologies are just too big to take a back seat and watch them revolutionize the world. Always curious and looking for ways to innovate, I guess that it comes naturally by the gene pool I inherited from an engineer Mom and a researcher Dad.


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