Over the last 20 years Airbus Defence and Space has developed a global database of offshore seeps. With more than 60 million km² available off-the-shelf, consisting of over 22,000 potential seepage slicks derived from 19,000 radar scenes (Figure 1), Global Seeps is a cost-effective tool for risk-ranking in new exploration regions, seismic planning and baseline oil pollution mapping.
Global SeepsUpdated coverage and New Delivery Service
Global Seeps Database
Continually Updated Coverage
As repeat coverage is critical in increasing the confidence level of previously identified slicks and for identifying discontinuous seepage events, emphasis is placed on adding new scenes to the database. Over 5,000 new scenes were added to the database during 2013-2014 as part of a major update (Figure 4). TerraSAR-X is being leveraged to acquire imagery in areas of the World lacking radar coverage or for specific customer studies.
In 2015, updates will increase further, with a continued commitment to add additional scenes.
In order to make this tool even more effective, we are working in close collaboration with current users when selecting the priority update areas.
We would like to involve you in this process!
In order to make this tool even more effective, we want to prioritise coverage based on user requirements.
*New Hosting and Delivery Service*
The Global Seeps Database can be licensed for a specific block, region, continent or as a complete database and includes slick points and outlines in separate layers, and ships and rigs.
We are now able to deliver the data through ARCGIS online.