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Abstract

The Commission of the European Communities has selected some policy areas for the application of remote sensing to resources and environment, among which one is the defense of the sea and marine life. Along this line the Joint Research Centre of Ispra is carrying out medium term research, directed towards the definition and testing of R.S. methods as specific preparation for field prospection of oils at sea in the future. The programme is subdivided into two main topics, whose common basis is the development of fluorescence techniques for detection and characterization of hydrocarbons in sea water. These subjects are: - spectral and temporal characterization of oils by means of laser excited fluorescence; - development of methods for fluorescent monitoring of oils. For each of these topics, specialized laboratories have been set up. The central object of the present communication is to introduce an experimental facility for fluorescent monitoring of oils and its preliminary applications.

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Authors: TASSONE G, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);VAN WIJK R JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: ESPERIENZA E PROSPETTIVE DEL TELERILEVAMENTO, BARI (ITALY), MAY 9-11, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER I 31682 ORA
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