Work on the survey includes:
The final report contains maps of habitats and environmentally sensitive areas. It also presents a variety of alternatives for developing offshore oil and gas resources. The report includes an in depth discussion of the potential environmental impacts of implementing each of the development alternatives. The report also provides recommendations for implementing its conclusions, identifying information gaps and ways to improve the knowledge base, and establishing indices for monitoring the recommendations and their implementation.
A steering committee composed of representatives of government ministries, environmental NGO`s, public professional parties, oil and gas industry and other stakeholders, supervised the preparation of the SEA.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) - English Summary.pdf
The blocks offered in OBR 2016 were delineated in line with the SEA conclusions and are concentrated in areas of low vulnerability and high knowledge gap, as one can see in the map below:
Benthic habitats vulnerability to oil and gas EP map.pdf
Pelagic Habitats General Vulnerability.jpg
Benthic Habitats Vulnerability.jpg
A link to the full report, in Hebrew, on the Ministry's official website.