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Title: GEOINFORMATICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN AN OIL MINERAL PRODUCING AREA
Authors: EHIOROBO, O.J
BALOGUN, T.F
Keywords: Global Positioning System, Maps, survey
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Journal of Civil and Environmental Systems Engineering.
Series/Report no.: 1;2
Abstract: In the Niger Delta area of Nigeria, hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation have led to severe degradation of environment. It is therefore necessary to carryout periodic studies to determine the causative factors for the environmental status, prevailing dynamics of the region. In accordance with FEPA regulations, the studies that need to be carried out in these areas include: a. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) b. Environmental evaluation Report (EER) c. Post Impact Assessment (PIA) In this paper, Geoinformatics in the above studies is discussed. Procedures for data capture, processing and representation are reviewed. Work carried out by the author in chevron’s Ewan Fields (Molume-Awoye Area EIA) present an excellent case in the scenario The instruments and methods used in the various types of surveys, including Global Positioning Systems, conventional ground survey; and remote sensing methods are discussed. The production of various types of maps and development of a Geospatial database enabled us to describe the locational and relational attributes of the various components of the studies. Sensitivity index maps were developed to demonstrate oil spill simulation with the assessment of resource at risk for cleaning up operations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/845
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