Online report highlights environmental monitoring in Alberta's oil sands region

EDMONTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Working together with monitoring organizations and communities in Alberta's oil sands region, the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) is launching an electronic community report featuring information and findings related to environmental monitoring programs in the oil sands.

"Working with communities, industry, scientists and monitoring organizations in the oil sands region, we are transforming and improving environmental monitoring and scientific evaluation, and are providing information about our work in a timely, transparent and understandable way", said Jay Nagendran, President and CEO of AEMERA.

Monitoring organizations and communities in the oil sands region include the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI), Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA), Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the Peace River Area Monitoring Program (PRAMP).

To better integrate monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities, the online report features articles, stories, data and results contributed by all partners conducting monitoring work in the region.

For users looking to find more in-depth information, or greater detailed data, the report provides links to relevant reports, monitoring organization websites and data repositories.

Visitors to the online report are encouraged to participate in a short survey designed to gather information about awareness and interest in environmental monitoring and issues in the oil sands region.

Visit to view the report.

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) is an arm's length provincial agency responsible for measuring, assessing and informing policy makers and the public on the condition of Alberta's environment on key ambient air, water, land and biodiversity indicators including information necessary to understand cumulative effects.


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For further information: Melissa Pennell, Director of Communications, AEMERA, 780-229-7254 (office), 780-221-1458,


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