Oil Pollution

Oil is among the most used energy sources in the worlds. It is transported by ships across the oceans and by pipelines across the lands. Major oil pollution inputs to the Marine Environment are industrial wastes, tankers accidents, explorations and oil from vessels during transportation. Besides ship collisions/accidents, ship operations collisions/accidents, ship opearations cause illegal oil pollution.(Isiacik, 2015)

“Oil spills have profound effects on marine life and the surrounding environment. An oil spill requires a quick response so the oil doesn’t disperse.”

Satellite can maximize the detection for oil slicks/spills.

As oil spills can be hard to detect from the ground, satellite imagery allows the researchers to view the spill overhead with a larger view and coverage of the spill location. (Bonnington 2021)

Oil spills floating on the sea surface are detectable by remote sensing. Remote sensing data and techniques play an important role to combat and to detect oil pollution from satellite and aerial observations. (Isiacik 2015)