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 Understand extent of lakes and wet areas for hazard assessment

Challenge ID:



Onshore: Hatfield


Understand extent of lakes and wet areas for hazard assessment.



ON 4.3: Environmental monitoring - Natural Hazard Risk Analysis

Consortium Lead:

RPS Group

Interviewed Company:

RPS Group


ON.REG.00 - Generic onshore

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Important information for varied operations, including jungle and open areas. Standing waters and wet areas affect the progress of seismic operations and present safety risks. This would also apply to areas affected by tidal movements.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Risk mitigation planning in absence if information is more challenging and this can affect the shooting order of a seismic survey. Would be able to improve planning with information on extent of lakes and wet areas and natural seasonal change in extent.

Thematic information requirements:

Water quantity

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Mapping is not addressed very well in jungle areas and is a  manual process. Typically use existing or available base data and satellite images to assess seasonal change in waterbody extents.

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

In a jungle environment the extent of water bodies is not always obvious, but digital terrain models and water levels on rivers and waterbodies could be monitored through the canopy. Surface water extent and soil moisture info could be obtained..

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

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

Feasible with LiDAR but could be improved with the use of satellite images to detect water.

Challenge Classification

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

Climate / Topography / Urgency:



Climate class:

Tropical humid



Topographic class:

Gentle terrain, vegetated



Seasonal variations:

Warmer weather focus



Impact area:

Health and Safety



Technology urgency:

3 - Immediately (0-2 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:


Data currently used:

Optical imagery, radar imagery

Spatial resolution:


Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Reference data

Geographic extents:


Existing standards:



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