On Monday 20 February, the CSC Alumni Team welcomed Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Ikpaya David Ikpaya, one of the winners of the 2022 CSC Research Impact Awards to discuss his award-winning research for the Development in Action webinar series.

Dr Ikpaya spoke about his research and work in designing and building a spaceborne atmospheric carbon-dioxide monitoring instrument known as SHACS (Spatial Heterodyne Atmospheric Carbon-Dioxide Spectrometer), which is aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change.

This webinar addressed the CSC development theme of Science and technology for development.

The CSC’s Development in Action webinar series aims to highlight the work and research of Commonwealth Alumni across a range of development impact areas.

About the speaker

Dr Ikpaya David Ikpaya is the Deputy Director at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria. He has vast experience as a Satellite Engineer working in the space industry, specialising in spacecraft payload systems for earth observations and remote sensing instruments.

Dr Ikpaya is a 2017 Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow from Nigeria. He completed his Post Doc. in Remote Sensing Instrumentation at the University of Surrey.

Designing a CO2 monitoring device to tackle the global climate crisis

In this webinar, Dr Ikpaya shared insights on how SHACS functions as a cost-effective and efficient way of monitoring atmospheric CO2 levels globally. He also discussed the importance of SHACS in supporting policymakers to ensure they meet their targets to reduce carbon emissions as part of the response to the global climate crisis.

This webinar presentation was followed by an interactive Q&A session with Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni. A recording of this webinar will be available soon on the CSC’s YouTube channel where you can also watch previous events in the series.

Join future Development in Action webinars

The CSC’s Development in Action webinars take place each month and are open to all Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni.

To find out about upcoming webinars, please visit the CSC’s events webpage.