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Development and validation of a multisensor system for ocean pollution detection
Author(s): Ignasi Navas; Marc Bara; Pau Prats; Antoni Broquetas; Stephane Charron; Francois Cabioch; Ronan Jezequel
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Paper Abstract

The increase in maritime traffic has caused an increment on the risk of accidents that can damage the environment. In recent times, the efficiency on oil spill detection and monitoring with spaceborne systems has been demonstrated. It is however important to remark that satellite data must be complemented with other monitoring platforms and sensors, for better temporal coverage and for an improvement on detection and analysis of the spill. RAPSODI is an European project for the development of a new anti-pollution remote sensing system that results from the integration of airborne sensors: SAR, SLAR, IR, UV and a microwave radiometer and spaceborne data. One of the main operational goals of this project was a real size experiment in completely controlled situations and environment. In this campaign, heavy fuel oil was released and treated. This experiment has also allowed monitoring the efficiency of the dispersing products used by the oil spill response community. In this context, this paper describes the development of the airborne SAR mode optimized for oil spill detection, and the planning and first results of the experimentation campaign.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4545, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology, (23 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453666
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Ignasi Navas, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Marc Bara, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Pau Prats, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Antoni Broquetas, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Stephane Charron, Thales Airborne Sytems (France)
Francois Cabioch, CEDRE (France)
Ronan Jezequel, CEDRE (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4545:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology
Manfred Ehlers, Editor(s)

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