Canada-Alberta oil sands environmental monitoring
The governments of Canada and Alberta are working with Indigenous peoples and their communities, stakeholders and environmental agencies to ensure the oil sands region is developed in a responsible way. Together they are working to provide comprehensive environmental monitoring data and information to improve understanding of the long-term cumulative effects of oil sands development.
Services and information
Air-monitoring activities to measure types and levels of emissions in the air and on the landscape.
Monitoring program designed to quantify and assess oil sands contaminants in the Athabasca River system.
Assessing the levels and potential impacts of contaminants on wildlife species.
Monitoring terrestrial biodiversity and habitat disturbance to identify cause-effect relationships.
Oil sands monitoring annual work plans and technical reports.
Oil sands monitoring peer-reviewed scientific papers and presentations
Interactive display and access to monitoring site information, data, scientific analysis and interpretation of data and results.
This new funding opportunity will build capacity and provide an opportunity for community leadership in environmental monitoring design and implementation.
List of Partners
The scientific expertise of Environment and Climate Change Canada is combined with traitional Indigenous knowledge in a video series highlighting the work of wildlife biologist Phil Thomas in Alberta's oil sands region.
The governments of Canada and Alberta have renewed their commitment to continue providing clear and scientifically rigorous information on the environmental impacts of oil sands development in northeastern Alberta.
Outlining monitoring activity, objectives, key outcomes and associate data and reporting products.
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