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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Most EU coastal member states have established routine airborne marine pollution surveillance. These programs are based on a dedicated aircraft with a suite of sensors which can detect, identify and quantify oil pollution of the sea whether discharged deliberately or by accident. The sensors are also used to identify vessels which illegally discharge oil into the sea. While the sensor technology used for airborne marine pollution surveillance has been known since the nineteen-seventies and eighties, it has undergone significant improvements till today. In addition, new data management systems have appeared on the market and better interpretation techniques have been developed. The objectives of the course were to:

  • present the latest technology in airborne pollution surveillance

  • provide up-to-date information about aircraft, sensors and operational aspects

  • inform the participants about other applications of the sensors.

Total Budget: €99 680


BMS International (Denmark)

Summary report