Remote sensing systems
The objectives of the proposed work are; 1. To demonstrate the capability of detecting the presence of oil under ice 2. To understand the sensitivity of system performance over a range of ice and oil variables 3. To arrive at an optimum mix of sensors that can be used to complement each other in an operational setting.
There is a growing need for a remote sensing system or suite of systems and sensors that can reliably detect and map oil in ice. Ongoing developments around the world (planned and in progress) involve the risk of accidental spills in a wide range of ice conditions, including dynamic pack ice off Sakhalin Island, thick fast ice and deep water pack ice in Alaska, relatively thin brackish ice in the North Caspian and potentially thick, heavily deformed pack ice off Norway.

Published November 13, 2006

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