Nature-based CO2 offsets: measuring forest and soil carbon?

This data-file screens twenty companies involved in measuring and verifying nature-based carbon offsets, in forests and soils. It includes 6 leading companies at the cutting edge (5 private, and 1 subsidiary of a large, listed US corporation).

Traditional methodologies have evolved rapidly, from time-intensive and cumbersome manual methods, into a fully-fledged, technology-driven, real-time remote sensing industry. This is a pre-requisite for the scale-up of nature-based CO2 offsets.

The data-file contains an overview of each of the 20 companies, its size, recent progress and a subjective score of its edge and interest.  The file also contains our notes on measuring soil and forest CO2, plus c400 patents that informed the screen.