What is TanSEA ?
A complete GIS system files for use by Statoil /Petrobras/BG in oil spill response planning
Exploration drilling for oil and gas along the Tanzania coast is occurring in waters between 300-3,000 m deep, 10-100 km offshore. Tanzania authorities require oil and gas exploration companies to have an oil spill contingency plan whilst conducting drilling offshore. Geographic Information System ("GIS”) maps showing sensitivity of the coastline are a vital component in the development of oil spill contingency planning and management. In early 2011, Statoil initiated the GIS-based sensitivity atlas for the Tanzanian coastline in order to support work with the EIA and the Oil Spill Response Plan. The maps have been compiled by a team of experts from IMS, OBSCOM and SAMAKI Consultants.
The long term goals of the TanSEA project are to establish a comprehensive and accurate coastal GIS data system for Tanzania, for oil spill contingency planning and research. It may also be used for education, as promotional material and for use by other institutions in Tanzania that require detailed geo-referenced data on the coastal zone.
Dr Christopher Muhando, Senior Lecturer
A research and education department of the University of Dar es Salaam, established through Parliament Act no. 12 of 1970 of the United Republic of Tanzania and endorsed as an institute by the Establishment of Institute of Marine Sciences Order (Government Notice No. 34 published of 16 March 1979).
Dr Matthew Richmond
A company existing under the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania through its Certificate of Incorporation No. 43352.
A company existing under the laws of the Republic of France (registered company number 492650007 R.C.S, Paris) of 65, Av Philippe Auguste, Paris 75011, France
A subsidiary of Statoil ASA a company existing under the laws of Norway(registered company number 990023476) of Forusbeen 50, 4035 Stavanger, Norway, recognised under the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania through its Certificate of Compliance No. 60884.
A subsidiary of Petroleo Brasileiro S/A a company existing under the laws of Brazil (registered corporation under Joint Stock Corporation Law No. 6,404, 15 December 1976) of Av. Republica do Chile 65, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil, recognised under the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania through its Certificate of Compliance No. 49043.
A company existing under thelaws of England and Wales (registered company number 00902239) of 100 Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading, Berkshire, RH6 1PT, recognised under the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania through its Certificate of Compliance No. 76383.
Maps with about 50 layers of data, which contain:
Disclaimer: e.g. "Maps were compiled using spatial datasets from different sources, some of which were old, unverifiable and of different scales. Thus there could be some errors, hence user caution is requested"