Remote oil spill detection and monitoring on ice-covered waters

Adam Polak, Stephen Marshall, Jinchang Ren, Byongjun Hwang, Bernard Hagan, David J.M. Stothard, Bruce Rafert

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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 is proposed as a potential tool to detect the presence of oil beneath the sea ice. A feasibility study project was initiated to explore the detectability of the oil under ice layer. Some preliminary results obtained during this project are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2016
EventHyperspectral Imaging and Applications Conference - Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Oct 201613 Oct 2016


ConferenceHyperspectral Imaging and Applications Conference
Abbreviated titleHSI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • oil spill
  • sea ice
  • remote sensing
  • hyperspectral Imaging
  • image processing
  • classification


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