The marine environment is an abundant source of resources, and provides food, natural resources in the form of oil, gas and minerals, and the power of the ocean can be harnessed for generating energy. Satellites can help to locate and study these resources.
SENTINEL-1's SAR mission supports marine wind monitoring and natural oil seepage monitoring.
Oil and gas sector gears up for Sentinels
24 October 2013
The international body representing the oil and gas industry is promoting the use of satellite Earth observation as the industry explores new frontiers. The upcoming Sentinel suite of satellites will facilitate these new endeavours.
Satellite information can be used by the oil and gas sector for geology mapping, subsidence monitoring and emergency response actions like oil spill clean-up.
As the oil and gas industry confronts new challenges, such as moving into high latitudes and addressing more demanding legislative requirements for environmental sustainability, Earth observation is becoming increasingly important to the industry.