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 Monitor "induced access" corridors to assess indirect impacts or effects as a result of project development

 

Challenge ID:

HCP-4203

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Monitor "induced access" corridors to assess indirect impacts or effects as a result of project development.

Theme:

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

Consortium Lead:

Hatfield

Interviewed Company:

Hatfield

Geography:

ON.REG.00 - Generic onshore

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Exploration and development can provide access to areas for local communities. This 'induced access' needs to be properly mapped and monitored to study effects / impacts on forests (i.e. illegal logging), and flora and fauna (e.g. illegal hunting).

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

In remote areas and challenging terrain, it can be difficult to detect, monitor and manage the impacts of induced access. The issue is important from an environmental and social risk management perspective.

Thematic information requirements:

Land cover

Land use

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Field surveys, high resolution imagery, security along corridors.

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

Monitoring of linear features and use of high resolution optical imagery for detection of disturbance. Cost-effective solution.

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

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

Technologically possible, but the methods are not well established. Requires more study and validation.

Challenge Classification

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

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

0

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

2

Topographic class:

Forest / woodland

Development:

4

Seasonal variations:

Warmer weather focus

Production:

4

Impact area:

Environmental

Decommissioning:

3

Technology urgency:

2 - Short term (2-5 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Annually

Data currently used:

LiDAR

Aerial imagery

High resolution optical imagery

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not Specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Within six months

Geographic extents:

License

Existing standards:

None