Polarcus has recently completed a comprehensive verification process in collaboration with specialists from DNV GL, the international certification body and classification society, to review and audit the company's procedures, methodology, data and calculations, software architecture, and technical documentation related to Polarcus' emissions monitoring and reporting systems. This successful audit has led to an expansion of the company's already extensive library of environmental leadership qualifications.
On completion of the audit Polarcus has been accredited with five new DNV GL qualifications for calculation methodology of; EEOI (Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator) for all greenhouse gas emissions, seascape noise, support vessel emissions data, multi-survey models, and modelled, live and actual emission profiles.
Commenting on the achievement, Drew St. Peter, Arctic and Sustainability Manager at Polarcus, said, "This new accreditation, combined with the environmental qualifications previously earned for our DNV GL Triple-E(TM) rated fleet, uniquely positions us to calculate our global emissions footprint. Understanding emissions is key to implementing appropriate mitigations for sustainable operations."
Polarcus' procedures, methods, data and calculations, software architecture, and technical documentation for CO2, SOx and NOx emissions were previously verified and approved by DNV GL in 2013. The addition of these five new qualifications further extends Polarcus' pioneering leadership in responsible marine seismic operations.