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 Monitor onshore pipeline right of way (RoW) to evaluate successions of vegetation communities

Challenge ID:

HCP-4209

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Monitor onshore pipeline right of way (RoW) to evaluate successions of vegetation communities.

Theme:

ON 4.2: Environmental monitoring - Continuous monitoring of changes throughout the lifecycle

Consortium Lead:

Hatfield

Interviewed Company:

Hatfield

Geography:

ON.REG.08 - Papua New Guinea

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Environmental commitments and need to assess and monitor successional changes in vegetation along pipelines corridors.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Recurring inspections of existing infrastructure and RoWs have ongoing costs that could be reduced. Evaluating successional regrowth rates is an important factor in addressing environmental commitments.

Thematic information requirements:

Land cover

Distribution of habitat and biodiversity

Distribution and status of infrastructure

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Depending on access and remoteness issues, monitoring is done by field crews or aerial surveys. Some use of remote sensing.

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

Multi-spectral sensors to detect vegetation in combination with LiDAR to monitor vegetation type and height.

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

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

Change detection is a mature process but improvements to mapping accuracy may be achieved with the addition of LiDAR.

Challenge Classification

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

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

1

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

0

Topographic class:

Not specific

Development:

2

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

3

Impact area:

Environmental

Decommissioning:

2

Technology urgency:

1 - Mid-Term (5-10 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Annually

Data currently used:

Field data, aerial photography, LiDAR

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Annually

Geographic extents:

License

Existing standards:

None


 

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