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COVID-19 Updates for resources sector: fee relief | To report a serious incident to DEM, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should contact the serious incident reporting hotline on: (08) 8463 6666. For more information please visit the Compliance and Monitoring webpage | DEM-ERD has just released the first “Basin in a Box” data-package covering the Simpson and Pedirka Basins. The dataset is available via the “Data and Publications” page. Each package is a consolidated set of seismic and well data to facilitate new ventures and exploration assessments of frontier basins in South Australia. Data releases for other frontier basins will follow. | Changes to data submission requirements during COVID-19 restrictions. For further information see here.

Following the completion of a Flora and fauna communities of the Cooper-Eromanga Basin study in 2017, the DEW, DPC (now Department of Energy and Mining, DEM) and energy industry partners concluded that there was an opportunity to further utilise the ecotype mapping and ecological data, combined with new analyses of remote sensing data to further refine assessments of Environmental values of the Cooper-Eromanga Basin.

These new investigations have interrogated Landsat satellite data (~30 m resolution) to identify high-value groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDE), assess conservation priorities, develop metrics to assess vegetation condition, and provide updated mapping of environmental values in the region.

These spatial tools are intended to facilitate routine assessments of the potential impact of existing or new industry activities on environmental values, and to provide a desktop method to rapidly and consistently evaluate rangeland native vegetation clearance and offset applications (i.e. significant environmental benefit, SEB).