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This report summarises the ARCHIMEDES 2A experiment and the results obtained by the participants. The experiment was held in the North Sea in Dutch coastal waters. The results were presented and discussed in a workshop at Ispra in February 1989. ARCHIMEDES constitutes a research effort to develop, test and compare airborne remote sensing instruments and instrument packages for the detection, specification and individualisation of hydrocarbon spills at sea, in support of the monitoring and protection of the marine environment. Initially the main concern was with major hydrocarbon spills and guidance for cleaning up operations, but this shifted during the course of the work to the detection of small spills and the monitoring of the global response of the marine environment to antropogenic activities.

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Authors: BEKKERING J A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12674 EN (1990) 86 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1226-0
Record Number: 199010769 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en