In cooperation with the Joint Arctic Command (JACO), EMSA plans and orders satellite imagery to meet service coverage requirements. After image acquisition trained operators analyze the images with supporting information, like vessel position data, to identify possible pollutions. After assessing the images, the operators also determine the possibility of the presence of oil on the sea surface, and to help in identifying the source of the pollution.
SkyTruth, environmental monitoring organization that watches for illegal activity using satellite data, spotted a slick near the Northern tip of Indonesia’s Bangka Belitung Islands. The slick was captured by radar satellite, Sentinel-1, on the evening of January 8, 2019.
UK presented the first images from a satellite which is able to see through clouds and image the Earth. SAR can see through clouds and image the Earth throughout the day. These images can be used to detect oil spills as well as suspicious shipping activity. They are also able to monitor deforestation.
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