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California’s methane emissions investigated in new collaborative study

The results of a new Nature paper co-authored by Scientific Aviation CEO Steve Conley, PhD., reveal surprising truths about California’s methane emissions. Five emissions quantification campaigns were conducted from 2016 to 2018, with Scientific Aviation flights comprising the airborne point-source component of the project. Over the course of this campaign, only about 10 percent of…
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Yale Environment 360 Profiles Drone-Based Platform

In just a few short years, Colorado’s front range has emerged as the national hub for innovation in methane sensing technology. As a Boulder-based company, we are proud to be a part of that movement, along with our colleagues at Quanta 3 Innovation and LongPath Technologies, Inc. “We’re not here just to make money. We’re…
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Next Stop: Romania

All great science relies on collaboration. Whether it’s teamwork within your company or collaboration with groups from across the globe, scientific advancement hinges on people coming together with the mutual belief that no question is too big to answer. That collaborative spirit is the driving force behind Romanian Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas, or…
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Scientific Aviation featured on the Picarro.com blog

Our work requires fast, reliable, and accurate equipment, making our Picarro analyzers a key component of the atmospheric work we do. Check out the link below to see our blog post featured on the Picarro website! https://www.picarro.com/a_small_airplane_makes_a_long_journey_across_the_atlantic_for_the_sake_of_methane

Scientific Aviation Completes Its First Project in Europe

It was nearly a month ago now that N728VM touched down in Bergen, Norway with Steve Conley at the helm to embark on our first European project. For five long days before that, Steve piloted his airplane (the newest in our fleet of four Mooneys) the 4300 nautical miles from the foothills of Boulder, Colorado…
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Good-bye Norway. Hello Romania!

by Steve Conley After 26 days in-country, the Norway project is complete. Note to self– Don’t schedule projects in the rainiest city in Europe (Bergen, Norway) during the rainiest season of the year (Fall).  If you do, you might find yourself hiking in the rain because you just can’t fly.  On the bright side, I…
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Bound for a Land Down Under

As the latest installment in a series of scientific pursuits across the globe, Scientific Aviation is taking to the skies of Australia. Chelsea Stockwell, lead drone scientist, will use our drones outfitted with in-situ analyzers to measure methane emissions at energy production facilities. Australia ranks third in the world for contributions to global carbon emissions,…
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A Small Airplane Makes a Long Journey Across the Atlantic for the Sake of Methane

By Chelsea Thompson and Peggy Mullin From the Arctic tundra to the tropics of Mexico, from Los Angeles to Long Island, Stephen Conley and the pilots and scientists at Scientific Aviation have tracked and measured air pollution throughout North America using their fleet of light aircraft. For the last ten years, Scientific Aviation has filled…
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Scientific Aviation Completes Its First International Drone Project

For the first time, Scientific Aviation has gone global! As part of a methane monitoring partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Steve Conley (CEO) and Chelsea Stockwell (lead drone scientist) travelled overseas to Ukraine at the beginning of June. The mission involved carting both scientists and equipment halfway around the world, including…
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Scientific Aviation Named a 2019 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

  Scientific Aviation, an airborne atmospheric research company headquartered in Boulder and lead by founder and CEO Steve Conley, was one of fifty Colorado-based companies selected as winners of the 2019 Colorado Companies to Watch award.  The Sci Av team was amongst the winners honored at a masquerade-themed gala last night at the Marriott Denver…
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