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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Field Survey Planning in Remote Areas using Imagery and Route Analysis

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Brett Shaver*, ERM; Simon Ross, ERM

Field surveys in remote areas can be challenging to plan and execute safely due to poor quality of local road data and hazard locations. Health & Safety protocols for remote field surveys, which many companies require, dictate detailed requirements for journey planning including: stop times, pre-determined rest areas, speed limits and identification of travel hazards. This presentation will focus on planning field surveys for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted in Turkey for Oil & Gas exploration. The project required many complex field mobilizations to remote areas, which often times lasted several weeks. In order to safely and efficiently plan the field mobilizations, satellite imagery was acquired and a road network was created and shared with the project team on a Web-GIS viewer. Network analyst tools were used for route optimization and delivery of maps, tabular summaries and GPS data to the field teams. These products, created using GIS and remote sensing, enabled the field teams to conduct their investigations in the most time efficient manner, significantly reducing the number of survey days required to visit all target sites and avoiding potential driving hazards.


Brett Shaver

Environmental Resources Management

Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake Champlain B

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