Lauren Schmeisser

  • Climate Intelligence

Lauren is a manager and data scientist in RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program working on the Oil and Gas Solutions Initiative. She works with her team to model greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas assets around the world, with a special focus on methane. She has a particular passion for incorporating satellite observations into emissions estimates to drive transparency and accountability in emissions reductions.


Before joining RMI, Lauren was a postdoc at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Global Monitoring Laboratory. Throughout her time as a researcher, her focus was on understanding the complexities of the physical climate system using a spectrum of tools and techniques, ranging from data analysis to fieldwork to models. She has expertise in extreme climate events (e.g., marine heat waves and droughts), data visualization, satellite data, and climate change communication.


Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington Seattle
M.Sc., Earth Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam
M.S., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
B.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder