PROJECTS OF THE JRC ISPRA IN THE FIELD OF REMOTE SENSING, APPLIED TO THE PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Among the various science applications which can gain from the analysis and interpretation of aerospace remote sensing is that of marine environmental observation and monitoring in open sea and coastal zones. Along this line the Joint Research Centre of Ispra is continuing to carry on a R, DoeA activity which is being developed through his multi-annual programmes. There are two activities which are purposely aimed to improve marine living conditions in the Mediterranean Basin. They are centered around the following points: 1. Propagation of anthropogenic pollutants in estuaries and coastal areas Information on physical and biological conditions of sea water supplied by the Coastal Zone Colour Scanner, on board by the NIMBUS-7 satellite, allow synoptical - dynamic description of total suspended matter and Chlorophyll concentrations, together with the help of sea measured data and a mathematical circulation - diffusion model of the evolution pathways. 2. Optical diagnostics of oil pollution This activity concerns the development of a novel laser fluorescence instrumentation and measurement technique of hydrocarbons of different origin and composition. The expected final outcome is a) an experimental diagnostics able to extend the methods and concepts for fingerprinting of oils as a combination of spectral and time decay parameters; b) a field operational airborne LASER fluorosensor module.
Bibliographic Reference: III CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE SU MARE E TERRITORIO, AGRIGENTO (ITALY), OCT. 18-19, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER I 32410 ORA
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