Protecting the coast

As a member of the Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (IBP), BP is one of the creators and participants of the Coast Protection and Cleaning Project, a tool containing information on the whole of the Brazilian coast which aims to contribute to the strategic planning and operational management of responses to oil spills. 

This initiative is part of the Technical Cooperation Agreement (ACT) signed by the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) and the IBP in 2013. The project catalogued over 2,000 locations in 19 states, over an area that begins in Santa Vitória do Palmar in Rio Grande do Sul and stretches to Oiapoque in Amapá. 

The map includes georeferenced images and information including the boundaries of conservation sites, turtle nesting areas and the location of essential services such as hospitals, airports and civil defence services, etc. This is expected to perfect the process of evaluation of impacts to the environment related to oil and gas exploration activities in the country.  

The project was coordinated by IBP member companies and was executed by O'Brien's do Brasil using its experience in planning, management and responses to environmental emergencies. 

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