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Identifying sources of building resources 

 

Challenge ID

OTM:073

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Title

Identifying sources of building resources

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Theme ID

ON 5.3: Logistics planning and operations - Facility siting, pipeline routing and roads development

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Originator of Challenge

Onshore: OTM

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Challenge Reviewer / initiator

DFID

 

General description

Overview of Challenge

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

Getting building resources (such as gravel and aggregate) to site can be very expensive and complicated, this is especially the case in countries with security problems, such as South Sudan, which also has the problem of being landlocked. The location of infrastructure, from roads to bases, is heavily influenced by the location of these resources - if we could identify what the options are we could better plan our infrastructure locations/routes.  We could also save significant costs, and reduce the risks from transporting resources.

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Thematic information requirements

1. Obtain detailed topographic information, 2. Obtain detailed terrain characterisation,         11. Determine lithology, mineralogy and structural properties of the near surface,    14. Obtain detailed imagery of the surface,

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

The ultimate locations for infrastructure could be improved, and development costs could be vastly reduced if these sites can be better identified.

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

Aerial photography, but this only covers a small area.  This is followed up by on the ground surveying

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

Detailed satellite mapping which identifies potential quarry sites

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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]

4

4

2

1

1

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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

Development costs

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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

Not important

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Data Currently used

 

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Spatial resolution

 

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Thematic accuracy

 

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Example formats

 

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Timeliness

Reference data - timeliness not important

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Geographic Extent

District area

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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