WIT Press


The Application Of Remote Sensing Techniques To Create A Black Sea Coastal Response Strategy For Oil Spill Response

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980271

Volume

27

Pages

9

Published

1998

Size

1,344 kb

Author(s)

R. Urban & W. Hanlon

Abstract

The application of remote satellite imaging, coupled with Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has been used to create coastal maps enhanced with environmental information. The use of such techniques for oil spill response requires the development of practical applications to assist responders with real-time decision making. In a joint effort with regional navies for Black Sea spill contingency planning, the US Navy has developed methods by which a quick, accurate, and economical application of existing technology can be used to produce data rich maps for a large area of interest. This combines various existing techniques to create practical applications and usable documents for oil spill planners and responders. Existing environmental data on a selected area of the Black Sea coastal zone was col

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