Monitoring ship emissions using sentinel-5P and AIS data

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Ship pollution has become a pressing environmental issue, prompting the introduction of various policies such as the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). The effectiveness of such policies has been evaluated using data from Sentinel 5P and Automatic Identification System (AIS) messages, revealing a correlation between ship routes and pollution levels over the oceans. However, the assessment of ship pollution using Sentinel 5P has limitations as it cannot distinguish sulphur emissions from ships offshore or differentiate them from coastal emissions. This presents challenges in monitoring and enforcing regulations aimed at reducing sulphur emissions from ships, particularly in highly coastal areas such as the Mediterranean Sea.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2023
EventSPIE Sensors+Imaging 2023 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Sept 20236 Sept 2023


ConferenceSPIE Sensors+Imaging 2023
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  • ship emissions
  • Sentinel-5P
  • AIS data


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  • Monitoring ship emissions using Sentinel-5P and AIS data

    Werkmeister, A. A., Carrel, A., Porwal, N., Clemente, C. & Macdonald, M., 19 Oct 2023, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications XIV. Schulz, K., Michel, U. & Nikolakopoulos, K. G. (eds.). Bellingham, WA, Vol. 12734. 12 p. 1273409

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