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During the Pathfinder Phase of the Centre for Earth Observation (CEO) programme, a number of studies were launched to promote and foster the use and dissemination of data, products and services developed by application-oriented projects. These studies were called 'CEO Application Proof of Concept Studies'. An Application Proof-of-Concept Study on utilization of earth resource satellite (ERS) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data for near real time detection of oil spills at sea was performed using the preoperational oil spill detection service provided by Tromsø Satellite Station (TSS) as a test probe. The main objectives of the study were the improvement of the interaction with current users and the capture of new customers for the oil detection service.
The study has demonstrated that it has been difficult to obtain new users without extensive user approaches. Feedback obtained during the study demonstrated that the service, with minor developments, can be considered a platform suitable for further application development. A long term development model for the project and the service has been proposed, and a series of recommendations has been presented.

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Authors: LAVALLE C, JRC Ispra (IT);PEDERSEN J P, Tromsø Satellite Station (NO)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ERS Thematic Workshop on Oil Pollution Monitoring, Frascati (IT), March 25-26, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39663 ORA
Record Number: 199610621 / Last updated on: 1996-05-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en