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Profile of Francoise Robe

Name
Francoise Robe
Position
Senior Consultant | Associate
Email
Francoise.Robe@RWDI.com
Phone
+1.403.232.6771 x6262
Summary

Francoise is an air quality and environmental specialist with over 20 years’ experience in advanced meteorological and air dispersion modelling. Clients across industries--including oil and gas, power generation and mining--have benefited not only from the depth of her scientific knowledge but from the breadth of her experience, which encompasses air quality studies, operational forecasting systems and environmental impact assessments.  A highly respected leader in her field, Francoise is a co-author of the US-Environmental Protection Agency’s CALMET-CALPUFF modelling suite; she leads air quality trainings for industry, consultants and regulatory agencies around the world. 

A top air quality and environmental specialist with extensive experience in energy and resource industries

  • EDUCATION

    • Doctor of Philosophy (Meteorology), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    • Master of Science (Marine Modelling), University of Liege, Belgium
    • Education Certificate, University of Liege, Belgium 
    • Bachelor of Science (Physics), University of Liege, Belgium
  • AFFILIATIONS

    • Member, Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Canadian Prairie and Northern Section (CPANS)
    • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
    • Member, Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA)
    • Over 50 published technical and scientific papers 
    • Presenter at international scientific conferences
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Air dispersion modelling
    • Air quality
    • CALMET/CALPUFF
    • Climate change
    • Environmental impact assessments
    • Mesoscale modelling (WRF/MM5)
    • Meteorology
    • Mines
    • Oil and gas (offshore and onshore)
    • Power industry
    • Weather forecasting