This Non Technical Summary accompanies the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) for the proposed 2011 offshore exploration drilling in the Eqqua, Napariaq, Lady Franklin and Atammik blocks off the west coast of Greenland. The SIA has been produced by Environmental Resources Management (ERM) on behalf of Capricorn Greenland Exploration 1 Limited (Capricorn), a subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC (Cairn).
As well as the SIA, separate Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) have been produced by ERM for the Project proposals in the 4 blocks on behalf of Capricorn. Physical and biological environmental factors are therefore excluded from the SIA and covered by the EIAs.
The geographical scope of the SIA includes the municipalities of Qaasuitsup, Qeqqata and Sermersooq, with particular attention paid to the towns of Ilulissat, Aasiaat, Nuuk and Kangerlussuq, where the Project will have an on- shore Project presence.