Beginning in the Summer of 2017, A new era of Saint John weather is finally here!

Our Climate is changing, let's change our weather too!

ACAP Saint John has spent years working toward Climate Change adaptation planning for Saint John, but why fight the forces of nature when we can seek to control them? We are proud to announce the most ambitious environmental project in our 25 year history, the Greater Saint John Cloud Seeding Program. Using an innovative network of artificial intelligence-enabled drones, strategic micro-rocket launches and a distributed grid of climactic sensors, ACAP will use silver iodide to seed cloud formations away from our city's most vibrant neighbourhoods.

Using the existing wind patterns of the Bay of Fundy to our advantage, ACAP Saint John's new cloud seeding program will redirect precipitation and fog away from Saint John's city centre, bringing increased sunshine hours to the Uptown core while pushing rain and snow into the bedroom communities of Rothesay and Quispamsis.


solving growth with rockets and drones? now that's smart!

For decades, the fog, rain, snow and misty breezes of Saint John have been blamed for slow urban growth and the growth of sprawling bedroom communities. As the City of Saint John embarks upon a new growth roadmap, ACAP's Cloud Seeding program will put those generational weather concerns to bed once and for all. Developers and families looking for new housing opportunities will be drawn to sunny Uptown over dreary, drizzly Quispamsis or Rothesay, bringing tax revenue with them and leaving their daily commute behind.

Plus, while ordinary 21st-century stormwater control methods such as green infrastructure, rain gardens, restored wetlands and stormwater run-off taxation policies might bring about improvements to a city's environment and reduce our vulnerability to extreme weather events, ACAP's cloud seeding program will address the root of the problem: precipitation itself. By seeding weather patterns and inducing precipitation above other communities, the City of Saint John will reduce its financial burdens and assure truly smart growth for generations to come.


Expected Results

According to ACAP Saint John's state-of-the-art machine learning-based weather models, the City of Saint John could see dramatic increases in sunshine throughout the year, while reducing foggy days and overall precipitation rates including snow, thereby saving the municipality millions in road clearing operations. 


How Does ACAP's Cloud seeding Work?

1. Silver iodide is dispersed into the clouds via pellets;

2. Silver iodide crystals attract water vapour within the cloud;

3. Droplets of supercooled water attach to silver iodide and freeze into ice crystals;

4. Ice crystals stick together and begin falling as snow;

5. Snows melt into rain drops if the temperature is above the freezing mark.


safety is priority No.1

Twenty-five years of working with the community to solve environmental problems means that public safety and environmental responsibility are our top priority! ACAP's distributed cloud seeding program is much safer and produces fewer emissions than conventional ground-dispersed silver iodide or than those using heavy-lift rockets. Rest assured, when it comes to controlling New Brunswick's weather, ACAP Saint John has it covered - with clouds that is.

get involved!

Are you interested in transforming Saint John's weather for decades to come? We are looking for interested homeowners and businesses to host UAV and micro-rocket launch sites and well as our distributed grid of meteorological sensors. Contact us today if you want to get involved, or if you want to learn more about other ways Saint John can adapt to Climate Change, click here.

ACAP Saint John's cloud seeding program will put bad weather and precipitation where it belongs, in the Kennebecasis Valley.

ACAP Saint John's cloud seeding program will put bad weather and precipitation where it belongs, in the Kennebecasis Valley.

 
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