Polak, Adam and Marshall, Stephen and Ren, Jinchang and Hwang, Byongjun (Phil) and Hagan, Bernard and Stothard, David J. M. (2016) Remote oil spill detection and monitoring beneath sea ice. In: The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, 2016-05-09 - 2016-05-13.
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The spillage of oil in Polar Regions is particularly serious due to the threat to the environment and the difficulties in detecting and tracking the full extent of the oil seepage beneath the sea ice. Development of fast and reliable sensing techniques is highly desirable. In this paper hyperspectral imaging combined with signal processing and classification techniques are proposed as a potential tool to detect the presence of oil beneath the sea ice. A small sample, lab based experiment, serving as a proof of concept, resulted in the successful identification of oil presence beneath the thin ice layer as opposed to the other sample with ice only. The paper demonstrates the results of this experiment that granted a financial support to execute full feasibility study of this technology for oil spill detection beneath the sea ice.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||oil spill, sea ice, polar regions, image processing, classification, data visualisation, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Technology and Innovation Centre > Sensors and Asset Management
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||04 Aug 2016 09:45|
|Last modified:||08 Jan 2017 04:17|