Remote sensing
This part of the program covers remote sensing systems (surface, airborne and satellite) and sensors that can reliably detect and map oil under a range of ice conditions (under ice, encapsulated, on ice under snow, in water or slush among thicker ice floes etc).

The systems are tested under demanding conditions during four field seasons (2006-09) and Svalbard.

In addition to radar and acoustics systems field tested on Svalbard in 2006, new generations of Laser fluorosensor developed in Canada and Germany show considerable potential for detecting and mapping surface oil.

The potential of using dogs to detect oil spills hidden by snow and ice is also investigated as a part of this project.

Contact David Dickins

Published September 7, 2006

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