Biophysical, Socio-Economic, and Regional Data and Information (BERDI)

BERDI – a data bank for Biophysical, (Socio)Economic, and Regional Data and Information (pronounced “birdie”) - was created to make data collected by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) more accessible to the public. Since 1965, the CER has collected thousands of documents from over 700 hearings. Among these documents are Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessments, or ESAs, where a large amount of data has been captured about public safety, species at risk, and environmental protection (such as water, soils and plants) to name a few.

BERDI currently includes tables, figures and alignment sheets chosen from major pipeline projects and their originally submitted ESAs, since 2003. The CER is continuing to experiment with ways to improve, structure, and explore regulatory data, using new datasets. To receive update notifications on the progress of the project, see the associated GitHub site.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source URL
Author Canada Energy Regulator
Data Steward Canada Energy Regulator
Publication Year 2022