Remote oil spill detection and monitoring beneath sea ice

Adam Polak, Stephen Marshall, Jinchang Ren, Byongjun (Phil) Hwang, Bernard Hagan, David J. M. Stothard

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Abstract

The spillage of oil in Polar Regions is particularly serious due to the threat to the environment and the difficulties in detecting and tracking the full extent of the oil seepage beneath the sea ice. Development of fast and reliable sensing techniques is highly desirable. In this paper hyperspectral imaging combined with signal processing and classification techniques are proposed as a potential tool to detect the presence of oil beneath the sea ice. A small sample, lab based experiment, serving as a proof of concept, resulted in the successful identification of oil presence beneath the thin ice layer as opposed to the other sample with ice only. The paper demonstrates the results of this experiment that granted a financial support to execute full feasibility study of this technology for oil spill detection beneath the sea ice.

Conference

ConferenceThe 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium
Abbreviated titleLPS2016
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/05/1613/05/16
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Sea ice
Oil spills
Monitoring
Ice
Seepage
Signal processing
Experiments
Oils

Keywords

  • oil spill
  • sea ice
  • polar regions
  • image processing
  • classification
  • data visualisation

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Polak, A., Marshall, S., Ren, J., Hwang, B. P., Hagan, B., & Stothard, D. J. M. (2016). Remote oil spill detection and monitoring beneath sea ice. The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic.
Polak, Adam ; Marshall, Stephen ; Ren, Jinchang ; Hwang, Byongjun (Phil) ; Hagan, Bernard ; Stothard, David J. M. / Remote oil spill detection and monitoring beneath sea ice. The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic.4 p.
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Remote oil spill detection and monitoring beneath sea ice. / Polak, Adam; Marshall, Stephen; Ren, Jinchang; Hwang, Byongjun (Phil); Hagan, Bernard; Stothard, David J. M.

2016. The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic.

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