Geoscience BC has launched new technology to track greenhouse gas emissions.
It is a drone that holds a miniature laser spectrometer developed by NASA that will be improve the speed and accuracy of measuring greenhouse gas emissions. The data collected with the drone will be used to improve the decision-making process around natural resource development. The new technology was launched at the Union of BC Municipalities yesterday and will have relevance in all of BC, including Prince George.
“Prince George has a whole range of industrial activities going on, some of which naturally release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,” says Dr. Michael Whiticar, Project Lead for GHGMap. “The main thing ia not just to change the amount of the emissions, but to know what the emissions really are.”
He adds, if changes are made to deal with the emissions, how to determine if the changes have worked.