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Exploring EO capabilities for oil spills surveillance

Italy: Linked to the Oil and Gas Earth Observation (OGEO) platform, a workshop is being organised on 18th/19th February in Frascati, Rome to help identify capabilities for the Oil & Gas industry to respond to oil spills focusing on practical and technical monitoring capabilities from satellite, aerial and surface platforms.

The scope includes remote sensing technologies and capabilities, collaborating with other industry working groups to ensure international applicability. Lessons learned from recent incidents will be incorporated in the review (Macondo, Gannet, Bonga etc), including the need for additional planning, improved capabilities (e.g. response times across relevant locations) and further research to optimise monitoring and characterisation of oil spills using remote sensing techniques.

The overall objective is to provide the energy industry with an understanding of current and planned surface surveillance capabilities, along with gaps, and thus to improve industry readiness for future incidents. This will be facilitated by information gathering at the workshop, involving presentations (including industry requirements), break-out sessions and 1 to 1 interviews.

Source: EO Mag