About Scott Seymour

Scott Seymour

Senior Research Analyst


Areas of expertise:

Laser-based gas detection, laser sensor development, inventory analysis, field work, methane, black carbon


As a senior research analyst at EDF, within the Office of the Chief Scientist, Scott coordinates measurement campaigns for methane emissions measurements in Canada. He has experience simulating and developing laser-based gas and aerosol detection instruments and has subsequently brought these novel technologies through multiple field campaigns across Western Canada and Ecuador. 


Scott specialized in developing laser-based (spectroscopy) instruments for gas and aerosol detection, with applications in the upstream oil and gas industry.  He built a simultaneous water vapor and black carbon detection system to better understand how field measurements of black carbon are affected by complex combustion processes.


B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering (with Minors in Mathematics and Earth Sciences), Carleton University, 2016

M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Carleton University, 2019


Seymour, S. P. and Johnson, M. R.: Species correlation measurements in turbulent flare plumes: considerations for field measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5179–5197, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5179-2021, 2021.