For scientists and engineers, a compelling challenge is what sets them onto the path of scientific inquiry. At its heart, COSIA is a science, engineering and innovation organization, and the challenge and motivation to discover and develop technologies that will accelerate environmental performance improvement in the oil sands is what drives the scientific inquiry going on inside COSIA.
A COSIA Newsletter
Issue 08 - November 2016
In this issue
- Compelling challenges drive the scientific inquiry inside COSIA
- GHG EPA: COSIA in Space
- Land EPA: Amphibious Vehicles
- Water EPA: In Situ Water Best Practices Working Group
- Tailings EPA: Research & Development in Tailings Management
- Monitoring PA: RAMPing Up Monitoring
- NSERC Industrial Research Chair Builds for the Future
- Putting tailings behaviour under the microscope
Jonathan Matthews, director of COSIA’s GHG EPA, sat down to discuss the recent announcement of the winners of the initial stage of the COSIA-ARCTIC Waste Heat Challenge. The case study takes us to completely new frontiers with GHGSat.
Director of COSIA’s Land EPA, Jenna Dunlop, shares the latest from the Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs program. This issue’s case study takes a look at amphibious vehicles, which can drive across land and float on water, and are completely changing the game for boreal forest caribou habitat restoration.
Wayne Hillier, director of COSIA’s Water EPA, discusses the latest Water Challenge Statement, released in September. Learn more about the In Situ Water Best Practices Working Group.
John Brogly, director of COSIA’s Tailings EPA, touches on changes to tailings legislation announced by the Alberta Energy Regulator and how these relate to work underway by member companies. The case study details Coanda Research & Development’s work to help solve some of the challenges faced by the Tailings EPA.
The Monitoring Priority Area is taking a closer look at its Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program fish data and demonstrating a new approach for recognizing changes in the environment. Kelly Munkittrick, director of Monitoring for COSIA, talks us through the latest research.
The future of the oil sands industry relies on improving environmental performance, and the brightest minds to make this possible. Dr. Ward Wilson, the NSERC/COSIA Industrial Research Chair, is helping develop the great minds of tomorrow that are required to innovate for the future of the oil sands.
Dr. Paul Simms and his team of graduate students are helping operators make the best decisions about managing tailings thanks to on-the-ground research at COSIA member company facilities.
COSIA and its member companies have hosted, presented and attended numerous events in the effort to tell more people about what we do.