Tuesday, January 24, 2023

FracTracker Alliance Seeking Information On Use Of Drones For Environmental Monitoring Work; Feb. 3 Online Meeting Set On Oil & Gas Facility Monitoring Project

FracTracker Alliance will hold an online meeting February 3 related to its EPA-funded project to deploy FLIR cameras for use in monitoring methane emissions from oil and gas facilities.

The EPA funding will expand upon an ongoing community-science project launched in 2020 that uses low-cost monitors to provide data for a variety of pollutants associated with unconventional shale gas development and petrochemical-related industries that have rapidly proliferated in Western Pennsylvania.

Of particular interest to the project at this stage is information on the use of drones by nonprofit, communities and even individuals for environmental monitoring.

Ted Auch, Project Director, is seeking information on all aspects of using drones, including equipment, cost, deployment techniques and policies and experiences.

The first meeting of the Environmental Monitoring Working Group for the project will be February 3 starting at 2:30 p.m.  

Click Here to join the meeting via Zoom.  Meeting ID: 974 3259 5447 and Passcode: 108885. The meeting will also be available by telephone by calling 1 305 224 1968 using Meeting ID: 974 3259 5447 and Passcode: 108885#

For more information on the project, the meeting or to share information ahead of the meeting, contact Ted Auch by sending email to: auch@fractracker.org

Visit the FracTracker Alliance website to learn more about programs, initiatives, upcoming events and more.

(Photo: Image of methane emissions from pipeline compressor station in Fayette County.)

Related Article:

-- EPA Announces More Than $4.27 Million For Community Air Pollution Monitoring Projects In Pennsylvania

[Posted: January 24, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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