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MALDIVES ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY INDEX (ESI) PROJECT PHOTO GALLERY

Maldives Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Project

A Table-Top Exercise (TTX) was conducted at the 2014 South Asia Regional Environmental Security Forum (RESF) hosted by the Republic of Maldives 2-5 June 2014. The scenario focused on an oil ship running aground near the 1.5 Degree Shipping Channel. During the TTX, participants quickly learned that there was no emergency plan in place which identified priority environmental response areas susceptible to oiling. As such, this project concept has been prepared to help develop a series of maps that identify sensitive biological, coastal and human characteristics for emergency responders to prioritize oil response cleanup actions.