Canada-Alberta oil sands environmental monitoring
Environment and Climate Change Canada is working with the province of Alberta, 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 and data.
List of Partners
2016-2017 work plans
Outlining monitoring activity, objectives, key outcomes and associated data and reporting products
2014-2015 technical results summary
Measuring changes on the ambient environment related to development activities
JOSM external expert peer review of scientific integrity – executive summary
Improving the scientific integrity of oil sands monitoring
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