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Summary of Proposal OCE1434

TitleNear Real Time Offshore platform oil pollution monitoring
Investigator Schwarz, Egbert - DLR, DFD
Team Member
Mr. Trieschmann, Olaf - EMSA, Satellite Based Monitoring Services
Dr. Brusch, Stephan - DLR, IMF
Dr. Lehner, Susanne - DLR, IMF
SummaryOil pollution at offshore platforms, either in open ocean or in coastal waters may have a severe impact on both the flora and fauna of the polluted area. The environmental damages on the natural resources and on the economy of the area in distress are almost always uncountable. Thus, there is a need to rapidly and effectively detect and monitor such source of pollution as well as predict oil spills drift. It is well known that satellite radar (SAR) data are reliable for support response operations in case of maritime accidents and detecting and deterring illegal discharges from sea-based source. TerraSAR-X StripMap (SM) in single polarization is going to be used for pollution monitoring.

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