Research Seminar: Global Gas Flaring: Implications for Arctic Environments, Climate Change, and Air Quality

Date:  May 26th, 2017 at 2:00pm- 4:15pm

Location:  2017 (20th floor), Dunton Tower, Carleton University, Ottawa

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The NSERC FlareNet Strategic Network (FlareNet) welcomes you to our first public research seminar, featuring our international research partner, Dr. Olga Popovicheva from Moscow State University.  Dr. Popochiceva is an internationally renowned expert on interactions of aerosols with atmospheric processes and climate change.

Opening Remarks
2:00 pm to 2:20 pm   Professor Matthew Johnson, Network Director
Presentation: Overview of the FlareNet Network
2:50 pm to 3:10 pm    Melina Jefferson, MASc, Project Engineer for FlareNet
Presentation: Flaring during Flowback of Hydraulically Fractured Oil and Gas Wells
2:20 pm to 2:50 pm   Bradley M. Conrad, PhD Candidate & Professor Matthew Johnson,
Presentation: Field Measurements of Black Carbon from Gas Flaring (link to academic paper)
3:10 pm to 3:20 pm – Coffee break
3:20 pm to 4:00 pm   Visiting Research Partner, Dr. Olga Popovicheva, Moscow State University
Presentation: Black Carbon – Observations and Sources in the Russian High Arctic
4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Open Question Period & Final Wrap-up

Background: Gas flaring is a key global source of black carbon and other pollutant emissions in the energy sector. More than 146 billion m3 of gas are flared annually, making it the dominant source of black carbon deposition on snow and ice in the Arctic, which contributes directly to accelerated warming relative to the rest of the planet.

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