What is IPIECA?
IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social
issues. It develops, shares and promotes good practices and knowledge to help the industry improve its
environmental and social performance; and is the industry’s principal channel of communication with the
Through its member led working groups and executive leadership, IPIECA brings together the collective
expertise of oil and gas companies and associations. Its unique position within the industry enables
its members to respond effectively to key environmental and social issues.
What is the IPIECA Marine Geospatial
A place to house and share information on marine ecosystem research, to inform the
oil and gas sector and help demonstrate the industry‘s commitment to ocean stewardship. The aim of the
tool is to identify and share sources of up-to-date scientific knowledge relating to biodiversity and
ecosystems in marine environments and enable quick access to the relevant information. The tool will be
expandable, easy to use and the information will be geospatially referenced.
Who is the expected audience for the
Whilst the tool is primarily for oil and gas professionals and practitioners, its
value for the global policy and regulatory community, academia, and the public is also noted.
What is the scope of the
IPIECA Marine Geospatial Bibliography?
The tool will initially focus only on scientific knowledge relating to biodiversity
and ecosystems in marine environments, but it is recognised that there is potential to expand the scope
of the tool in the future.
Do you only index English-language material?
Yes, initially the tool will only house English-language material.
Can I search for multiple keywords?
Yes, the full-text search will highlight all occurrences of the entered keywords.
- entering seismic oil will return all items that contains both Seismic and
It is possible to enter variations of strings and terms, for example fish will return
inflections of fish (like fishes).
The free text search will try to match strings in the following fields Title, Description
How are new resources added to the
After you logged in, navigate to "Resources" in the sidebar and click "Add new
Before you submit a new resource, please make sure that the resource is not already in the
Bibliography. If the new resource has a DOI name, search for
it. If it does not have a DOI name (without the "doi:" prefix) or you don't get a match try
searching for the title of the resource.
Do I have to register before I can
submit a new resource?
Yes, it is not possible to submit a new resource without registering.
do the different types (research activity/project, scientific paper, Grey literature and point of
Research activity / project – includes internal industry reports,
or where a company has done extensive research in one region, multiple articles/information available
Scientific paper – published journal articles
Grey literature - papers, reports, technical notes or other documents produced and
published by governmental agencies, academic institutions and others that are not distributed or
indexed by commercial publishers.
Point of interest – highlight specific area of oil and gas activity or a specific
Who reviews submitted resources?
An oil and gas expert from within the IPIECA Deep Water Task Force will review any
new submitted resources.
What is KML/KMZ and how can I use it?
Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an XML notation for expressing geographic
annotation and visualization within Internet-based, two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth
browsers (like Google Maps and Google Earth).
KMZ files are compressed collections of one or more files (KML, images, etc.).
Both KML and KMZ files can be viewed by using Google Earth or similar software.
Some annotated citations found in this bibliography were funded through a series of grants provided by
the Coastal Marine institute of the former Minerals Management Service, United States Department of
Interior, under Cooperative Agreements 14-35-0001-30470, 14-35-0001-30660-19924, 14-35-0001-30660-19950,