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Near real time monitoring of platform sourced pollution using TerraSAR-X over the North Sea

Singha, Suman and Velotto, Domenico and Lehner, Susanne (2014) Near real time monitoring of platform sourced pollution using TerraSAR-X over the North Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 86 (1-2), pp. 379-390. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.06.041. ISSN 0025-326X.

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Continuous operational monitoring by means of remote sensing contributes significantly towards less occurrence of oil spills over European waters however, operational activities show regular occurrence of accidental and deliberate oil spills over the North Sea, particularly from offshore platform installations. Since the areas covered by oil spills are usually large and scattered over the North Sea, satellite remote sensing particularly Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) represents an effective tool for operational oil spill detection. This paper describes the development of a semi-automated approach for oil spill detection, optimized for near real time offshore platform sourced pollution monitoring context. Eight feature parameters are extracted from each segmented dark spot. The classification algorithm is based on artificial neural network. An initial evaluation of this methodology has been carried out on 156 TerraSAR-X images. Wind and current history information also have been analyzed for particular cases in order to evaluate their influences on spill trajectory.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89979/
Document Type:Article
Title:Near real time monitoring of platform sourced pollution using TerraSAR-X over the North Sea
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Singha, SumanSuman.Singha (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Velotto, Domenicodomenico.velotto (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, SusanneSusanne.Lehner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:22 July 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Marine Pollution Bulletin
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.06.041
Page Range:pp. 379-390
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Sheppard, CharlesDept. of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UKUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:marine pollution, oil spill detection, synthetic aperture radar, offshore platform monitoring
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Kaps, Ruth
Deposited On:04 Aug 2014 09:57
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:30

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