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The possibility of using satellite data over ocean areas to monitor the spread of oil spills is essential in directing the interventions of the environmental authorities, thereby ensuring timely cleansing and reducing their impact.

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Envisat monitors oil spill proximity to Loop Current

05 May 2010

As fears grow that the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico could soon catch the oil slick and drag it south towards coral reefs in the Florida Keys, scientists are monitoring the situation closely with ESA's Envisat radar data.

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SEASAR 2008 - Oil Spill Detection and Prediction from SAR multiscale analysis

21 January 2009

The statistical analysis of larger data sets (1996-2005) from the collection of the SAR images, including new images obtained from ESA (ENVISAT and ERS-2) as well as further SAR/ASAR images obtained directly from ESA (C1P.2240) (2000-2007) has been used both to analyse the Sea Surface features, such as slicks and vortices as well as oil spills.

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Earth Watching - Gotland (Sweden) Island Oil Slick - May 2005

07 December 2006

A 97-kilometer (60-mile) oil slick was observed off Sweden's southeastern coast near the Baltic Sea island of Gotland. The approximately 25 tonnes of oil were however not expected to cause...

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DUE – SEVESEO: EO-based services in support to industrial and technological risk management

07 December 2006

The SEVESEO project intends to apply space-based observations together with geo-spatial techniques to the management of industrial...

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Disasters Charter – Philippines, August 2006

07 December 2006

On 11 August 2006, the oil tanker Solar sunk off the coast of Guimaras Island in the Philippines. By 24 August 2006, some 50,000 gallons of oil had leaked into the sea, polluting more than 300 km of coastline...

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GMES / DLR Oil Spill at the Lebanese Coast, August 2006

07 December 2006

In the course of the conflict in the Middle East, the oil-fuelled power plant of Jieh, located directly on the coastline approximately 30 km south of Beirut was hit by bombs on July 13 and 15, 2006. Part of the...

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EOPI - Oil Spill Monitoring in Panay Gulf, Philippines, Start Date September 2006

07 December 2006

An oil spill from a tanker that sunk last August 11, 2006 in Panay Gulf, 20 nautical miles south of Guimaras Island, Philippines, has hit the...