Oil Spill monitoring
The large amount of images available today, thanks to the increasing of the number of orbiting EO satellites (Earth Observation Systems), which are able to provide information of every region of the Earth, represents an indispensable instrument for monitoring any terrestrial ecosystem. EO systems allow to detect and follow fast changing phenomena (like natural and anthropic disasters) providing the needed information for planning the necessary measures and reduce the impact of these events.
Oil pollution as a serious environmental disaster often leads to significant, long-term impact on the environment, ecology and socio-economic of the polluted area. Fortunately major oil spills are of public concern and usually under control of pollution authorities. On the other hand small oil spills occurring in open sea due to ship operations are usually uncontrolled, unaccounted in oil spill balance and have smaller public concern. In order to implement effective oil spill countermeasures, it is necessary to develop oil spill monitoring systems. Remote sensing, with its capability of detecting spectral characteristics of oil films, has been becoming an important tool to monitor and manage oil spills.
(ON-DEMAND) - Oil Spill monitoring (WORLDWIDE)
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- ZHENDI WANG, SOCTT STOUT. ISBN:978-0123695239, 16, February 2007. OIL SPILL ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS: FINGERPRINTING AND SOURCE IDENTIFICATION
- BREKKE CAMILLA AND ANNE H.S.SOLBERG, "CLASSIFIERS AND CONFIDENCE ESTIMATION FOR OIL SPILL DETECTION IN ENVISAT ASAR IMAGES. IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS. VOL5, NO.1, JANUARY 2008.