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 Identify ice thickness and status for travel safety

 

 

 

Challenge ID:

HCP-1213

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Identify ice thickness and status for travel safety.

Theme:

ON 1.2: Seismic Planning - Identification of adverse terrain for trafficability

Consortium Lead:

RPS Group

Interviewed Company:

RPS Group

Geography:

ON.REG.03 - Canada

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Ice thickness is important for safety and access. Lake ice needs to be thick enough to support equipment.  Sea ice needs to be grounded for safe travel.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Hazard and risk assessment is dependent upon up-to-date information on lake, river and coastal ice conditions.

Thematic information requirements:

Water quantity

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Reconnaissance surveys and use a GPR for ice thickness and ice augering.

What kind of solutions do you envisage could address this challenge?

Map of Ice thickness for specific date in advance of field surveys.

What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need?

Are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

Interested in potential solutions if timeliness and accuracy can be ensured.

Challenge Classification

Impact on Lifecycle (0=none, 4=high):

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

1

Climate class:

Severe Mid-Latitude, Polar

 

Exploration:

3

Topographic class:

Snow/ice

Development:

1

Seasonal variations:

Colder weather focus

Production:

1

Impact area:

Health and Safety, Cost reduction

Decommissioning:

1

Technology urgency:

3 - Immediately (0-2 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot to weekly

Data currently used:

Reconnaissance, ice augering

Spatial resolution:

Basin

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not Specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Within a month

Geographic extents:

Basin

Existing standards:

None