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Remote detection and maritime pollution

Cedre Information Day, 13 October 2016, Brest.

Maritime activities cause approximately 20 % of pollution incidents at sea. For over 25 years, French Ministry of the Environment, French Customs and Navy have been successfully involved in spill response at sea and the pursuit of offenders. This action is carried out on the European scale through various programs including CleanSeaNet. Currently, research aims at optimizing and defining new sensors for remote detection in order to increase maritime surveillance operations. It also attempts to estimate the potential of innovative vectors such as drones which provide access to areas which are hazardous for humans (e.g. presence of a toxic or explosive gas cloud). Several internationally recognized experts in this field will share their vision and experiences with the audience of this organized as part of the Sea Tech Week.



Morning, Chairman: Stéphanie Cubier, Marine Environments Officer Manager at French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea


Session 1 : Remote sensing means - Led by Stéphane Le Floch, Cedre
Polluproof project - Sophie Chataing-Pariaud, Cedre
Multifrequency radar imagery and characterization of hazardous and noxious substances at sea - Sébastien Angelliaume, ONERA
Hyperspectral remote sensing of HNS - Eldon Puckrin, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)

Session 2 : Remote sensing to support marine surveillance service - Led by Anne Le Roux, Cedre
Customs' expertise in remote sensing - Laurent Buignet, Douane française
Remote sensing as evidence in court - Yann Rabuteau, Allegans
Long term surveillance and monitoring of natural events in coastal waters - Francis Gohin, Ifremer


Afternoon, Chairman: M. Périé, President of Cedre's Strategy Committee


Session 3 : Remote sensing in support to support the response strategy - Led by Annabelle Nicolas-Kopec, ITOPF
Vigisat ground receiving station and EMSA CleanSeanet services - Guillaume Hajduch, Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)
Synergies between remote sensing and modelling - Sébastien Legrand, Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Science (RBINS)
Remote sensing for oil spill response - operational aspects - Marta Januszewska and Sarah Hall, Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)
SUAS use in OSR operations: CEPPOL field tests - Charles Henri Thouaille, Ceppol - Marine Nationale

Session 4 : Remote sensing for exploration - Led by Stéphane Le Floch, Cedre
Potential of imaging UAVs for coastal monitoring - Christophe Delacourt, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM)
Use of remote sensing techniques to survey, detect and interpret hydrocarbon seeps and spills - Véronique Miegebielle, Total
Natural oil seeps: from seafloor to space recognition - Romain Jatiault, Total


Sea Tech Week 2016
Sea Tech Week 2016
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