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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Scientific Articles

Journal articles in the peer-reviewed literature authored and co-authored by Scientific Aviation team members.

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Sci Av in the News

Methane Detectives: Can a Wave of New Technology Slash Natural Gas Leaks?

published by Yale Environment 360 on October 31, 2019

Permian methane measurements will aid New Mexico regulators

published by Environmental Defense Fund on October 16, 2019

Eco-Group to Monitor Methane Emissions in the Permian

published by Kallanish Energy on October 9, 2019

New Initiative will Map and Measure Methane Emissions Across the Permian Basin

published by the Environmental Defense Fund on October 2, 2019

Teens get insider’s view of aviation, science Tuesday at Boulder Airport

published in the Boulder Daily Camera on July 10, 2019

Scientists converge to study ozone, an atmospheric mystery near Lake Michigan

published on Phys.org on July 3, 2017

Berkeley Lab Project to Pinpoint Methane ‘Super Emitter’

published by UC Berkeley on May 21, 2019

NASA’s Arctic ecosystem science flights begin

published on Phys.org on May 24, 2017

The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) has started the second year of its campaign, which will use airborne instruments to monitor ecosystems in Alaska and northwestern Canada.

New Methane Leak Detector Could Save Oil Industry $30 Billion Per Year

published on OilPrice.com on February 2, 2017

The Invisible Catastrophe

published in the New York Times on March 31, 2016

Over the course of four months, 97,100 metric tons of methane quietly leaked out of a single well into California’s sky. Scientists and residents are still trying to figure out just how much damage was done.

The size of the California methane leak isn’t the scariest part of the story

published in Smithsonian Magazine on February 26, 2017

The Aliso Canyon leak doubled Los Angeles’ methane emissions—and it’s just one disaster we were lucky enough to find.

The Lone Pilot Flying Over California’s Giant Methane Leak

published in Wired on January 12, 2016

Probe Takes Aim at US Methane Plume Mystery

published in AlJazeera America on May 6, 2015

NASA and NOAA scientists identify and measure man-made and natural sources of emission hot spot in Southwest