COMPARISON OF SEMI-AUTOMATIC AND AUTOMATIC SLICK DETECTION ALGORITHMS FOR JIYEH POWER STATION OIL SPILL, LEBANON


Osmanoglu B., Ozkan C., Sunar F.

ISPRS Conference on Serving Society with Geoinformatics (SSG), Antalya, Türkiye, 11 - 17 Kasım 2013, ss.189-193 identifier identifier

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After air strikes on July 14 and 15, 2006 the Jiyeh Power Station started leaking oil into the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The power station is located about 30km south of Beirut and the slick covered about 170 km of coastline threatening the neighboring countries Turkey and Cyprus. Due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Lebanon, cleaning efforts could not start immediately resulting in 12,000 to 15,000 tons of fuel oil leaking into the sea.