Foresight and COSIA Launch Prize Competition Seeking to Reduce Seismic Exploration Impact

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COSIA has partnered with Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre to launch an open innovation competition, seeking seismic exploration technologies that reduce the environmental impacts of oil sands exploration.

Funded by Alberta Innovates, the competition features the ongoing COSIA Land Challenge—Reducing Seismic Exploration’s Footprint. Seismic exploration evaluates underground oil sands resources using energy waves that can be used to interpret the subsurface geology. Current solutions require clearing corridors in the forest to put equipment in place to make the energy waves.

The competition is looking for ways to reduce boreal forest disturbance from seismic oil sands exploration while maintaining seismic data quality to ensure safe and effective development of oil sands resources.

Intakes for the competition will be open from February 2 to April 1, 2021. A total of $15,000 cash will be awarded to the winners. More information about the competition, such as details on criteria, eligibility and other requirements, is covered in our recorded webinar. Tune in to learn more! 


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