Remote Sensing: A tool for managing marine pollution in the Gulf

  • Ronald A. Loughland
  • Baby Saji


Increasing concern about levels of pollution in the marine environment has led to the adoption of a number of preventative measures to assist in maintaining the quality of the world’s oceans. Remote sensing technology is useful for detecting and monitoring marine based pollution, and the recent development of new sensors and software applications have transformed remote sensing into a powerful tool for use in monitoring marine water quality. This chapter identifies the application of remote sensing in detecting and monitoring marine pollution and discusses the different sensors, particularly those applicable to oil related pollution and other important water quality parameters in the Gulf’s marine environment.


Remote Sensing Synthetic Aperture Radar Suspended Sediment Concentration Marine Pollution Colour Dissolve Organic Matter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald A. Loughland
    • 1
  • Baby Saji
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Environmental ResearchEmirates Heritage ClubAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Wataniya Environmental ServicesKuwait

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