Checking In with the GEMM Initiative

Thomas Baer, Allister Ferguson, Donna Strickland

OPN talks with three scientists involved in an Optica-led effort that puts optical sensors to work in the battle against both local pollution and global climate change.

Glasgow, ScotlandAerial view of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, site of the UN COP26 climate conference. [S. Kroes/Getty Images]

Last November, city leaders, policymakers and scientists, among others, came together to discuss cities’ roles in the climate crisis, in a conference held in Glasgow, Scotland, UK ( The conference—“Cities Are the Key to the Climate Solution”—took place in parallel with the UN COP26 meeting in Glasgow, and was organized in part by the Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (GEMM) Initiative, an international project jointly supported by Optica and the American Geophysical Union.

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Publish Date: 01 April 2022

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