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Oil spill mapping with Sentinel-1

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for oil spill mapping. We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology to map an area affected by this type of pollution.


Ocean pollution due to oil spills remains a major environmental hazard. Although oil tanker accidents are well-known, they are not the main cause for this type of event. Illegal discharges from ships or offshore platforms, drilling rigs, pipeline accidents or natural leaks amongst others bring together most of the sources for oil pollution in the ocean.

Satellite based Earth Observation is an additional surveillance tool that can be readily used to provide synoptic and strategic information to the response. For oil spill response, satellite imagery provides information that can be used to support various missions, including assessing the initial (and potential future) extent and impact of a spill, planning response operations and monitoring the effectiveness of the response as a whole. 

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1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training time

14:30 CEST

Training date

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

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