Mechanical damage incurred from unauthorized third party activities remains a leading cause of onshore oil and gas pipeline failure—indicating the need for effective strategies to monitor encroachment over extensive sections of pipeline right-of-way (RoW).
UP42 enables encroachment to be detected and insights to be gathered on the rate of development, size of encroachment, and projected costs and risks. We offer near real time Earth observation data, off-the-shelf algorithms, and powerful infrastructure to detect and mitigate encroachment for all of your areas of interest (AOIs).
Encroachment ranges from the violation of tenure rights in protected public or private lands to settlement growth near powerlines, railways, roads and other critical infrastructure. In all these cases, encroachment can increase hazard vulnerability, worsen socio-economic disparity, and lead to conflict and environmental degradation.