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Newsletter January 2017

pLog and ESlog / gINT

The capture of soil logging data, and subsequent reporting, can be a time-consuming component of your project.

Companies such as GHD, Cardno, LBW, Senversa, Robson and Jacobs are using pLog to collect borehole information in the field and produce logs in either gINT or ESlog.

When you’re out in the field pLog captures your bore location, soil description and well construction information and can be customised to meet your requirements. When you're in internet coverage plog "syncs" your data which is then immediately viewable back in the office in either ESlog or gINT.

pLog and ESlog are now supported as a part of ESdat Online.

To find out more about pLog, please contact EScIS at

To find out more about ESlog see

QLD Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment adopts ESdat

OGIA will use ESdat to consolidate, manage and report CSG Water Quality Data

Earth Science Information Systems (EScIS) is very excited to announce a new client - the Queensland Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA).

OGIA stores a range of data in various formats about groundwater resources. OGIA needs to effectively consolidate and analyse this data to prepare a cumulative assessment of impacts of Coal Seam Gas water extraction, and develop underground water impact reports.

OGIA sought proposals for a Data Management System to enable OGIA to receive, analyse and report data associated with Coal Seam Gas projects in Queensland.

OGIA requirements for the Data Management System included:

  • integrated enterprise scalability
  • automated data receipt
  • automated data quality validation; and
  • high end analytical and interrogation tools
Following a successful evaluation and procurement process, EScIS was engaged by OGIA to provide ESdat as the project solution.

ESdat will provide OGIA with significant productivity benefits, streamlining data management operations and enabling OGIA to be more agile and efficient in responding to demands.

Tom Wilson, Senior Implementation Manager at EScIS, is excited about the opportunities arising from the project:

"We are very pleased to be working with OGIA. OGIA, from our perspective, forms a critical hub, interacting with a range of stakeholders in the Queensland CSG market. Efficient and accurate sharing of data between stakeholders provides a critical foundation for defensible, scientifically-based decision making, especially in relation to CSG."

Eurofins / ESdat Lab Portal Case Study: Streamlining Landfill Environmental Monitoring

The Eurofins Field Services Groundwater team conducts compliance monitoring on behalf of various Victorian Landfill operators.

Surface water and groundwater samples are collected on site. Primary samples are analysed at the Eurofins laboratories and secondary analysis outsourced.

Analytical results from all labs are compiled and compared against regulatory licence conditions and data trends evaluated. Lab and field quality control is assessed. Historically, this has been a labour-intensive process, with Eurofins staff managing data in spreadsheets.

This posed significant costs and impacted project timelines. Uncontrolled, hand-me-down spreadsheets can also introduce or hide critical errors.

For a selection of key clients, Eurofins Field Services Groundwater team commenced replacing cumbersome historic spreadsheets with ESdat Online 18 months ago. Since then Eurofins have added more clients to ESdat Online.

To simplify the administration of lab reports across an increasing number of clients, Eurofins has also adopted the ESdat Lab Portal.

The ESdat Lab Portal allows laboratories to:

  • view laboratory reports that have been uploaded for each client
  • view the lab report status (approved or rejected), and
  • purchase laboratory reports on behalf of the client for use in ESdat Online

This removes the requirement for Eurofins to log into each client's account in order to administer lab reports.

Adopting ESdat Online and the ESdat Lab Portal has provided tangible benefits to Eurofins and their clients, including:

  • Streamlined lab report management across multiple clients
  • Greater efficiency in processing & reporting environmental data
  • Rapid identification of environmental issues, such as compliance breeches
  • Greater confidence in data and subsequent decision-making
  • Increased sharing of data amongst stakeholders
  • Reduced risks and errors through elimination of data transcription

For more information on the ESdat Lab Portal contact

ESdat Implementation at Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries and Resources

We are pleased to announce a new client - the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries and Resources (DPIR).

The DPIR Mines Directorate regulate all mining activities associated with mineral development in Northern Territory (NT) Australia, under the NT Mining Management Act.

To inform sound environmental management decisions, DPIR requires ready access to quality-controlled environmental data through an Environmental Data Management System (EDMS). To maintain updated technology DPIR required an EDMS system upgrade.

A key requirement of the EDMS was the provision of user-friendly, intuitive and readily-accessible data management system for use by DPIR Mining Officers.

ESdat has been chosen as the successful solution to meet the requirements of NT DPIR.

The ESdat solution comprises an integrated suite of established ESdat components, which will enable DPIR to efficiently and accurately manage the generation, interpretation and reporting of complex environmental data sets.

ESdat features, such as electronic data capture, data life-cycle oversight, validation and quality control, powerful interrogation tools and configurable reporting are key DPIR requirements.

ESdat will enable DPIR Officers to better regulate mining operators by undertaking a thorough assessment of the available data to inform environmental management decisions.

Tom Wilson, EScIS Senior Implementation Manager:

"We are excited to have NT DPIR as a client and look forward to developing a long-term working relationship to help the Mines Directorate achieve their objectives."

Say Hello to Nick

EScIS is excited to announce that Nick Tumney joined the team as Implementation Manager in May 2016.

Nick is based in Melbourne and has over 10 years' experience as an Environmental Scientist, Project Manager and Data Manager in the contaminated land consulting industry.

Previously with URS, Nick led the Data Management Practice Network in Australia and was instrumental in the assessment, adoption and implementation of ESdat across Australia and New Zealand to allow the best possible data management solutions to service URS' clients.

In his spare time, Nick likes to hit the bushwalking trails and enjoys playing bass in local Melbourne cover band "Walker Street".

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