Monthly Archives: August 2014

GHGSat Receives Financial Support from LOOKNorth

Montreal, Quebec, August 11, 2014 – Today, GHGSat announced that LOOKNorth’s Technology Validation Program will co-fund a project to verify and validate GHGSat measurements at the oil sands an at two hydroelectric facilities being built in Canada’s North. The project will be performed over two years, culminating in satellite measurements in late 2015 and early 2016.

LOOKNorth (Leading Operational Observations and Knowledge for the North) is a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research hosted by C-CORE. In collaboration with a broad network of industry, northern, business and research partners, LOOKNorth validates and drives commercialization of monitoring technologies to support safe and sustainable development of Canada’s northern natural resources. It promotes the use of remote sensing technologies in environmental monitoring for northern stakeholder groups. For more information, please visit www.looknorth.org.

GHGSat Awarded Contract by the Canadian Space Agency

On August 7, 2014, Industry Minister James Moore announced an investment of close to $6.7M in twelve projects for the development of new Earth Observation (EO) products that will provide crucial data to better understand our planet and manage our resources. GHGSat has been awarded a contract for one of these twelve projects.

Under this contract, GHGSat will develop a beta version of a new and innovative application of EO data to better serve GHGSat’s customers in the oil sands. The primary objective of this application is for use in the monitoring of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the oil sands, and from tailings ponds in particular.

For more information, please see Industry Canada’s news release at http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=873919