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Real-time surveillance system for marine environment based on HLIF LiDAR
Author(s): Sergey Babichenko; Innokenti Sobolev; Valeri Aleksejev; Oliver Sõro
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Paper Abstract

The operational monitoring of the risk areas of marine environment requires cost-effective solutions. One of the options is the use of sensor networks based on fixed installations and moving platforms (coastal boats, supply-, cargo-, and passenger vessels). Such network allows to gather environmental data in time and space with direct links to operational activities in the controlled area for further environmental risk assessment. Among many remote sensing techniques the LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) based on Light Induced Fluorescence (LIF) is the tool of direct assessment of water quality variations caused by chemical pollution, colored dissolved organic matter, and phytoplankton composition. The Hyperspectral LIF (HLIF) LiDAR acquires comprehensive LIF spectra and analyses them by spectral pattern recognition technique to detect and classify the substances in water remotely. Combined use of HLIF LiDARs with Real-Time Data Management System (RTDMS) provides the economically effective solution for the regular monitoring in the controlled area. OCEAN VISUALS in cooperation with LDI INNOVATION has developed Oil in Water Locator (OWL™) with RTDMS (OWL MAP™) based on HLIF LiDAR technique. This is a novel technical solution for monitoring of marine environment providing continuous unattended operations. OWL™ has been extensively tested on board of various vessels in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, Baltic Sea and Caribbean Sea. This paper describes the technology features, the results of its operational use in 2014-2017, and outlook for the technology development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10422, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2017, 1042202 (3 October 2017);
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Sergey Babichenko, Ocean Visuals AS (Norway)
Innokenti Sobolev, LDI Innovation (Estonia)
Valeri Aleksejev, LDI Innovation (Estonia)
Oliver Sõro, Ocean Visuals AS (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10422:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2017
Charles R. Bostater Jr.; Stelios P. Mertikas; Xavier Neyt; Sergey Babichenko, Editor(s)

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