Today, Geoscience BC is launching its groundbreaking greenhouse gas project.
The project, which uses a mini, cutting-edge instrument developed by NASA’S Jet Propulsion Lab, mounted on a drone to help detect and analyses aerial greenhouse gas emissions.
** photo credits to Dr. Michael Whiticar **
This new project will provide the first Canadian GHG inventory based on real-time, remote data collection, dramatically improving the speed, safety, and cost of measuring greenhouse gas emissions.
The launch was slated for 4:30 today outside of UBCM.
Geoscience president Carlos Salas says “independent scientific data is essential in making informed decisions relating to natural resource development… it will be used to map greenhouse gas emissions in northeast BC.”
Salas adds in an environment like Terrace and the northwest this new instrument will help tremendously.
The government of Canada has demonstrated their support to this research which show’s BC’s role in maintaining Canada’s reputation as leaders in clean resource development and GHG reduction.