AUTOMATIC CALCULATION OF OIL SLICK AREA FROM MULTIPLE SAR ACQUISITIONS FOR DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL


Osmanoglu B., ÖZKAN C., Sunar F. , Staples G.

22nd Congress of the International-Society-for-Photogrammetry-and-Remote-Sensing, Melbourne, Australia, 25 August - 01 September 2012, vol.39, pp.63-66 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 39
  • City: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-66

Abstract

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 and became the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. Oil leaked continuously between April 20th and July 15th of 2010, releasing about 780, 000m(3) of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill caused extensive economical and ecological damage to the areas it reached, affecting the marine and wildlife habitats along with fishing and tourism industries.