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12:30-1:30pm PT

Abstract:
Anthropogenic emissions from industrial operations present environmental, health, and safety risks. While these emissions vary greatly both spatially and temporally, emission monitoring is often conducted intermittently, which can delay the notice and remediation of a potential emissions event. In this talk, I'll share the motivation for continuous monitoring and an assessment of continuous monitoring program using the FEAST (Fugitive Emissions Abatement Simulation Toolkit) model.  Then, I'll share lessons learned from the 200+ sensors deployed at oil and gas facilities using PIDs and methane sensors produced and operated by Project Canary, a Colorado-based public benefit corporation which provides continuous monitoring services to the oil and gas industry and has a heavy footprint in Colorado and beyond.

Bio:
Dr. Anna Scott is an atmospheric scientist, an entrepreneur, and the President of Project Canary. She received her PhD in the Earth and Planetary Science Department at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and a Master of Arts and Sciences in Earth Science from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Scott has installed sensor networks and led field campaigns in Birmingham, Alabama, Nairobi (Kenya), and Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Scott founded the Baltimore Open Air project, a community-based air quality monitoring project that designed, built, and deployed air monitors in the Greater Baltimore region. As a scientist, she’s worked on projects around the world with the Red Cross/Red Crescent’s International Climate Center, NASA, The World Bank, and numerous local governments.

To attend, email Evan Sherwin at evands@stanford.edu for a link.