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Using geological data to identify some environmental problems associated with existing pipelines and other linear structures

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Pipelines and other linear structures often cover large distances across topographically and geologically varied ground. In the last decade, or so, geological information has started to become available in digital form for countries and regions. This enables a wide-range of users, including pipeline operators, to access interpreted geohazard information not only for the construction of new linear infrastructure, but also to assess a range of geological risks to existing linear infrastructure that might have been constructed before such information was available.
Examples of the use of such information are discussed in relation to Great Britain’s national natural gas and ethylene pipeline networks and the possible raising of the Thames Estuary fl ood embankment that helps to protect London from fl ooding. Future developments in the provision of geological information are discussed, including bespoke information systems in which the outputs are defi ned by the users rather than the information holders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental security of the European cross-border energy supply infrastructure
EditorsM. Culshaw, V. I. Osipov, S. J. Booth, A. S. Victorov
PublisherSpringer
Pages13-29
ISBN (Electronic)9789401795388
ISBN (Print)9789401795371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Security of the European Cross-Border Energy Supply Infrastructure - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 30 Oct 201231 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameNATO science for peace and security series C: environmental security
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)1874-6519

Conference

ConferenceNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Security of the European Cross-Border Energy Supply Infrastructure
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period30/10/1231/10/12

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