Oil sands monitoring documents and reports
Annual reports and implementation plan
- Annual report: 2017 to 2018
- Annual report: 2016 to 2017
- Technical results summary: 2014 to 2015
- Third annual report: 2014 to 2015
- Results report: 2013 to 2014
- Second annual report: 2013 to 2014
- First annual report: 2012 to 2013
- Joint Canada-Alberta implementation plan for oil sands monitoring (2012-2015)
Annual work plans
Technical report series
- 1.1 Synthesis Report for the Water Component, Canada-Alberta Joint Oil Sands Monitoring: Key Findings and Recommendations
- 1.2 Atmospheric Deposition to the Athabasca Oil Sands Region Using Snowpack Measurements and Dated Lake Sediment Cores
- 1.3 Surface Water Quality of Lower Athabasca River Tributaries
- 1.4 Surface Water Quality of the Athabasca, Peace and Slave Rivers and Riverine Waterbodies within the Peace-Athabasca Delta
- 1.5 Assessments of Specific Groundwater Influence on Selected River Systems in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta
- 1.6 Regional Hydro-Climate and Sediment Modelling
- 1.7 Assessing Ecosystem Health in Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages of the Athabasca River Main Stem, Tributaries and Peace-Athabasca Delta
- 1.8 Aquatic Ecosystem Health Assessment of the Athabasca River Mainstem and Tributaries Using Fish Health and Fsh and Invertebrate Toxicology Testing
Standards and quality program
- Collection of standards and protocols from Canada-Alberta oil sands monitoring partners.
Integrated oil sands environment monitoring plan
A compilation of water-related monitoring programs and activities in the Athabasca oil sands area prior to the Joint Canada-Alberta implementation plan for oil sands monitoring.
A compilation of water-related monitoring programs and activities in the Expanded Geographic Extent prior to the Joint Canada-Alberta implementation plan for oil sands monitoring.
An outline of key principles for the design and implementation of a “world-class” monitoring program (Federal Oil Sands Advisory Panel)
Focus on the physical and chemical attributes of water quality in the mainstem of the Athabasca River, and its major tributaries, between Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo National Park boundary.
Outlines integrated aquatic monitoring activities that include expanded geographic coverage of relevant watersheds as well as related media-specific (air, water, land, biota) aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem components.
Outlines the activities for monitoring the impacts of oil sands-related contaminants on selected wildlife indicators and the impact of habitat disturbance and mitigation on terrestrial biodiversity.
Air quality component (2011)
Focus on the monitoring needs required to understand air pollutant emissions, their chemical transformation in the atmosphere, long-range transport and subsequent deposition to the local and regional environment.
Federal advisory panel report
Conclusions and recommendations presented by advisory panel to ensure scientific issues would be effectively address when implementing an environmental monitoring system for the oil sands.
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