Oil Pollution in the Persian Gulf: Satellite-Monitoring Results in 2017
Oil extraction and transportation practices have turned the Gulf region into one of the most polluted sea areas in the world. In this context, monitoring oil related pollution as persistent in the Persian Gulf was implemented through application of the interactive classification method on the SAR images. The achieved findings appear to reveal that no less than 5000 oil spills were detected and identified to prevail in the Gulf area.
KeywordsSatellite monitoring Oil pollution Persian gulf SAR Geoinformation
The study was supported by a grant provided by the Russian Science Foundation (project# 14-50-00095), as granted to the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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