Name: Dr. Wahid Moufaddal
Session:TS 4 - Remote Sensing Technologies
Topic:“Role of ROPME receiving station and satellite imagery in monitoring of oil pollution and other hazards in the ROPME Sea Area”
Abstract (not more than 150 Words):
The ROPME Sea Area, being one of the busiest navigation channels in the world, is under continuous risk of frequent oil spills from operational and non-operational sources. These spills range from small ship collisions to fuel transfer mishaps to massive spill events and cause damage and devastating effects to the marine environment, coastal natural resources and to the health and economies of coastal communities. Other hazards such as major dust storms, harmful algal blooms and cyclonic storms do also pose additional threat and devastating effects to the marine ecosystems and coastal communities.
In order to be able to minimize environmental damages caused by these hazards, coastal managers and other stakeholders should have timely information about source of the incoming hazards, its extension, impacted areas, etc. Availability of real-time satellite data and other monitoring tools is vital for assessment state of the environment and impacts of any potential human-induced or natural environmental hazard. They are also equally useful for rapid response and efficient clean-up efforts.
The main purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the role of ROPME X-band Satellite Ground Receiving Station and received satellite data in regular assessment of state of the marine environment in the ROPME Sea Area and protection of its marine and coastal ecosystems and population from risk of marine pollution and other hazards.
This presentation will be comprise of three interlinked sections. First it will shed a light on the main components of ROPME X-band Station and stages of reception satellite images and their processing and analysis. The second section will give a quick overview on operational satellite sensors and other remote sensing platforms and data portals that are currently available and being use for purpose of monitoring of marine oil pollution and assessment quality of the coastal water. In the last section, specific examples and case studies for immediate detection and monitoring of some major oil spills, algal blooms and other major events will be demonstrated and explained.
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*Last Date of Submission: 11th September 2019
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