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Harmonised monitoring, reporting and assessment of illegal marine oil discharges.

Objective

The overall objective is to assemble knowledge required to establish a more harmonised & effective monitoring of European waters of illicit oil discharges.
Specific objectives include:
1) comparing accuracy/efficiency of automatic & manual methods for oil-spill recognition in SAR images of satellite/aircraft sensor systems
2) analysing historic image archives to determine severity of the problem & understanding how many images/aircraft flights are needed to establish statistically robust oil pollution information
3) developing & applying a methodology for assessing the environmental effects illegal marine oil-spills at sea basin scale
4) evaluating potential support of satellite oil spill recognition to optimise airborne surveillance & combating activities

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

N/A

Participants (9)

BALTIC MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMISSION - HELSINKI COMMISSION
Finland
Address
6 B,katajanokanlaituri 6 B
00160 Helsinki
BOLDING AND BURCHARD HYDRODYNAMICS GBR
Germany
Address
Uhlenhorst 17
21493 Schwarzenbek
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY
Germany
Address
15-17,Kaiserin-augusta-anlagen 15-17
56002 Koblenz
FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
6,Kesäkatu 6
00251 Helsinki
GAUSS INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND SAFETY IN SHIPPING
Germany
Address
Werderstrasse 73
28199 Bremen
NORWEGIAN COMPUTING CENTER
Norway
Address
23,Gaustadalleen 23,
0134 Oslo
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Cody Technology Park
GU14 9LX Farnborough
SONDERSTELLE ZUR BEKAEMPFUNG DER MEERESVERSCHUMUTZUNG
Germany
Address
Am Alten Hafen, 2
27457 Cuxhaven