Environmental monitoring in remote areas has historically been fraught with delays in data acquisition and high mobilization costs. However, continuous innovation in communication and computing technology is changing what is possible. Two case studies will be presented where LoRaWAN, a newer data communication technology, was employed in different remote settings for in-situ and ex-situ remediation projects.
Branden Kellar, B.Sc., Environmental Scientist – Branden has 12 years of environmental consulting experience with upstream oil and gas projects. Branden’s experience in environmental consulting varies from contaminant hydrogeology assessment, site remediation, project execution, and technical data analysis. He received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Royal Roads University and holds a diploma in Chemical Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Currently, Branden works on groundwater and soil remediation systems including pump and treat, SVE, MPE, and vacuum enhanced pumping (VEP) systems from a project coordinator role, which includes system design, installation, operation, maintenance, monitoring, field support, data analysis, and reporting.