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Ecosystem valuation of potential site

 

Challenge ID

OTM:030

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Title

Ecosystem valuation of potential site

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Theme ID

ON 4.1: Environmental monitoring - Baseline historic mapping of environment and ecosystems

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Originator of Challenge

Onshore: OTM

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Challenge Reviewer / initiator

PEMEX, Statoil, Eni, Sasol, Tullow, Petronas, Chevron

 

General description

Overview of Challenge

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What is the nature of the challenge? (What is not adequately addressed at present?)

During the prelicensing phase it is important that we have an understanding of the ecosystem value of possible development sites. 

At this stage, the information does not have to be extremely detailed because we are looking over large areas at a high level.

 

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Thematic information requirements

3. Obtain detailed vegetation information,  4. Obtain detailed land-use information,   6. Identify inland water bodies and determine water quality,     10. Fauna and presence and patterns,

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Nature of the challenge - What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Having this information allows us to develop a monetary value for the cost of ecosystem loss (as a result of operations) and a timescale for recovery following decommissioning. 

It is helpful if we can get this information quickly for large and remote a

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What do you currently do to address this challenge?/ How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

On-the-ground surveys

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

Medium resolution land cover products based on EO data

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What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need? – are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

EO could be a useful complimentary technology e.g. through estimation of biomass (leaf area index, etc.),

 

Challenge classification

 

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Lifecycle stage

Pre license

Exp.

Dev.

Prod.

Decom.

Score from impact quantification [1]

4

2

0

0

0

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Climate classification

NOT CLIMATE SPECIFIC

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Geographic context/restrictions

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Topographic classification / Offshore classification

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Seasonal variations

Any season

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Impact Area

Environmental

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Technology Urgency

(How quickly does the user need the solution)

Immediately (0-2 years)

 

Information requirements

 

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Update frequency

depending on sensor and application

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Data Currently used

 

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Spatial resolution

 

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Thematic accuracy

80-90%

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Example formats

Standardized geo-spatial formats (e.g. shapefile, geotiff or KML)

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Timeliness

 

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Geographic Extent

 

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Existing standards

 


 


[1] Impact quantification scores: 4 – Critical/ enabling; 3 – Significant/ competitive advantage; 2 – Important but non-essential; 1 – Nice to have; 0 – No impact, need satisfied with existing technology

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