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Clearing the Air

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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A Look Back on Aliso Canyon

With the long-awaited independent investigation report into the root causes behind the 2015 blowout at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility being released just recently, it is perhaps timely to take a brief look back on the event that became the largest single natural gas leak in U.S. history. Most people have, at one time…
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Airborne Methane Measurements to Continue Across California

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has renewed their partnership with Scientific Aviation, an airborne atmospheric research outfit with offices in Lincoln, CA and Boulder, CO, in an ongoing effort to improve and validate the statewide methane emissions inventory. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that boasts a global warming potential (GWP) 84 times that…
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Towards Reconciliation of Methane Emissions Estimates

Coordinated study takes important steps towards reconciling methane emissions estimates in an oil and gas basin   In 2015, Scientific Aviation participated in a “first-of-its-kind” field campaign that brought together scientists and oil and gas operators with the goal of understanding and reconciling persistent discrepancies between bottom-up and top-down methane emissions inventories from oil and…
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Why Methane Matters

Why Methane Matters Have you ever noticed what happens to your cup of hot chocolate when you walk away?  It cools down, right?  Similarly, everything in the universe does the same.  Think of anything you want: your car, dog, even that fluffy bunny.  If they have a temperature, they generously share that heat with the rest…
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