Risk assessment of oil transport through the southern Arava region Public
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The Trans-Israel pipeline spans from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, and is used to transport crude oil. Since its creation in 1968, there have been several significant spills in the Southern Arava Region of the pipelines. This project used GIS mapping as a tool to help identify vulnerability in social ecological systems to crude oil spills. The team gathered data from sources including GIS databases and people with different backgrounds. This data was layered onto GIS maps to visually highlight potential areas that could be vulnerable to a future spill. We also created and outlined scenarios to show how different conditions of an oil spill could create varying impacts. These scenarios and maps were given to the Eilot Regional Council to help them create possible action plans.
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