Platonov, A. et al. (2006): SAR Images Aplication TU NW Mediterranean Marine Pollution and Surface Dynamic Features: A Case Study. Publication in context of: Lectures in Environmental Turbulence, Barcelona.
In June 2003 LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft initiated a pilot project, aimed to the complex monitoring of the southeastern Baltic Sea, in connection with a beginning of oil production at continental shelf of Russia in March 2004.
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Kostianoy, A. et al. (2006): Operational Satellite Monitoring of Oil Spill Pollution in the Southeastern Baltic Sea: 18 months Experience. Environmental research, engineering and management, Vol. 38, No. 4, 70-77.
This paper presents the state of the art for oil spill detection in the world oceans. We discuss different satellite sensors and oil spill detectability under varying conditions. In particular, we concentrate on the use of manual and automatic approaches to discriminate between oil slicks and look-alikes based on pattern recognition. We conclude with a discussion of suggestions for further research with respect to oilspill detection systems.