Accession Number : ADA637520


Title :   Remote Sensing Systems to Detect and Analyze Oil Spills on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf - A State of the Art Assessment


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEAN SCIENCES BRANCH


Personal Author(s) : Burrage, Derek ; Gallegos, Sonia ; Wesson, Joel ; Gould, Richard ; Crout, Richard ; McCarthy, Sean


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a637520.pdf


Report Date : 18 Aug 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 113


Abstract : This technical report describes the assessment and evaluation of the capabilities and limitations of current oil spill detection and analysis systems for use in offshore oil and gas operations on the U.S. outer continental shelf. The assessment considers a range of operational and experimental remote sensing systems that are currently in use, or under development, and their practicality under different oil spill scenarios. The evaluation considers the suitability for intended use of the sensors and their strengths and limitations. It also considers the hardware and operational requirements, platform mounting and delivery options, and costs. Other project deliverables, which complement this technical report, include the final report, an interactive spreadsheet system incorporating a searchable database to aid in selecting appropriate technologies and sensors for a variety of oil spill scenarios, a supporting user guide, and a journal article detailing the methodology and findings of the project. A browser-based sensor selection tool (or 'demo') with a graphical user interface is also provided as a prototype for a web-based version that could be developed in a future project.


Descriptors :   *OIL SPILLS , *REMOTE DETECTORS , *TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT , CLASSIFICATION , CONTINENTAL SHELVES , DATA BASES , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , SCENARIOS , STATE OF THE ART , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Mining Engineering
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE