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INFO BULLETIN: Paper outlines impacts of Obed Mountain Mine spill on Athabasca River

Scientists at the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) have published an article in the peer-reviewed journal, Science of the Total Environment, which details the immediate and short-term biological and chemical implications of the 2013 Obed Mountain Mine process water spill. On October 31, 2013, approximately 670,000 cubic meters of coal process water […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Provincial Airsheds and AEMERA working together to enhance air quality monitoring in Alberta

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) and the Alberta Airsheds Council (AAC) are collaborating to improve and strengthen air quality monitoring throughout the province. Today, AEMERA and the AAC – which represents Alberta’s nine Airsheds – signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see the two parties work together […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: AEMERA and Inside Education partner to promote environmental education and leadership in Alberta’s schools

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) is collaborating with Inside Education to promote environmental education and leadership collaboration for Alberta K-12 schools. Inside Education is a charitable education society that provides programs to enable Canadian students and teachers to better understand the science, technology and issues related to our environment and natural […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: New monitoring program helps protect Alberta’s environment while creating opportunities for indigenous peoples

Graduates of a new Aboriginal-focused training program are helping to improve Alberta’s environmental monitoring network while enhancing their skills, leadership capabilities and employment opportunities. Fifteen students from eight First Nation and Métis communities from across the oil sands region in northeastern Alberta completed five weeks of courses focused on safety, surface water quality monitoring and […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Release of 2014-15 Technical Results Summary on Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Program

A summary of monitoring results from the third year of the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM) is now available online on the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) website, aemera.org. The associated 2014-2015 data can also be found online in the Data Library of the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Release of the Joint Canada-Alberta Oil Sands Monitoring Three-Year External Review Report

The external expert peer review panel tasked with reviewing the scientific rigour of environmental monitoring in the oil sands area found that good progress has been made since the Canada-Alberta Joint Oil Sands Monitoring plan (JOSM) was established in 2012.  The panel, commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, […]

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Oil Sands Monitoring Multi-Stakeholder Meeting & Forum

Materials Monday, February 22, 2016 JOSM Scientific Integrity Review – Dr. Philip Hopke, Chair, JOSM Expert Peer Review Panel JOSM Scientific Integrity Review – AEMERA-ECCC Response JOSM 2014-2015 Technical Results Report – JOSM Co-Directors, Dr. Fred Wrona (AEMERA) & Dr. David Boerner (ECCC) JOSM Science Integrity Review – Full Report JOSM Scientific Integrity Review – […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Technical media briefing for results of Assessing the Scientific Integrity of the Canada-Alberta Joint Oil Sands Monitoring (2012-2015) – Expert Panel Review

The external expert peer review panel tasked with reviewing the scientific rigour of environmental monitoring in the oil sands region is set to deliver its final report to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) on February 22, 2016. The report provides an impartial assessment of […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: AEMERA Chief Scientist invited to international expert meeting on the Arctic and climate change

Dr. Fred Wrona, Chief Scientist of the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA), will lend his scientific expertise to a specially convened meeting that will address various long-term challenges facing the Arctic. The Arctic in 2045: a long-term vision is a three-day meeting, by invite only from the United Kingdom (UK) Foreign and […]

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INFO BULLETIN: Alberta’s air quality data warehouse moves to AEMERA

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) is launching a new website featuring historic and near real-time air quality data for the entire province of Alberta. The airdata website is a central repository for ambient air quality data collected in Alberta. The site contains archived, historical, quality assured/quality controlled (QA/QC) data. The data […]

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