Dave Risk


Dave Risk is responsible for the spinoff Forerunner Research Inc, a startup company whose invention monitors carbon dioxide and other gases in soil, and sends the information to remote computers.


ave Risk is interested in applied projects related to gas movement and emission from the surface and has been involved in a wide range of projects related to gas monitoring, isotopes and carbon management in forests, wetlands, and gas leak detection in the energy industry. Many of these projects use modelling, including 3-D gas diffusion models and statistical optimization techniques for solving problems in large parametre space and that requires the use of Compute Canada supercomputers. This research is done in collaboration with international research partners, and has even helped launch a spinoff company.