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Detecting ecosystem damages

 

Challenge ID

OTM:032

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Title

Detecting ecosystem damages

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Theme ID

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

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Originator of Challenge

Onshore: OTM

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Challenge Reviewer / initiator

PEMEX, Statoil, Tullow, Petronas

 

General description

Overview of Challenge

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

Construction of sites, extension of the site as well as emissions can have direct impact on the ecosystem. This can lead to direct damages from site construction or indirect damages from emissions. Those damages can be reversible or irreversible. In both cases the damage needs to be monitored and valuated.

For this challenge monitoring multi-temporal, continuous, unbiased and consistent environmental data is often difficult to obtain. 

Change mapping is essential in context of environmental certificates, climate change, etc.

 

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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?

Obtaining land cover information and their changes over a large area is  time consuming and expensive. 

We must ground survey parts of the area, but this can lead to bias or unrepresentative results because there is a tendency to target the most importa

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

Existing mapping, although this often lacks sufficient detail

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

Very high to medium resolution land cover products based on EO data. Resolution depends on covered area and size of monitoring objective

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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

 

Challenge classification

 

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Lifecycle stage

Pre license

Exp.

Dev.

Prod.

Decom.

Score from impact quantification [1]

0

2

2

4

4

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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

within a month

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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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