The 17th Cedre Information Day was held on 20 March at INHESJ on the theme of spill and illegal discharge detection. Over sixty people with various backgrounds (administrations, companies) attended the series of conferences and took part in the question and answer sessions at the end. Following an overview of the background work conducted by Cedre in this area, spill detection techniques at the water surface by satellite and by aircraft used routinely were presented. The second part of the morning was devoted to innovations in the field of remote detection with the presentation of new tools which are currently undergoing research and experimentation. The afternoon was the opportunity to expand horizons with presentations on aerial surveillance in Belgian waters, the European satellite surveillance network CleanSeaNet and finally subsea oil detection during the Deepwater Horizon spill in April 2010.
In 2013, our Information Day will be devoted to drift modelling of slicks and overboard containers.
Morning Chairman: Marie-Sophie Dufau-Richet, Secrétariat Général de la Mer.
Background to Cedre’s involvement in different detection techniques by Anne Le Roux - Cedre
Satellite detection by François Parthiot - Cedre
Aerial detection by Christian Cosse - Douanes
Fixed detection systems for oil at the water surface by Mikaël Laurent - Cedre
Vehicles developed through the VASQUE project by Frédéric Fiquet - ACSA
Afternoon Chairman: Frédéric Périé, Chairman of the Cedre Strategic Committee
Results of twenty years of aerial surveillance of the Belgian waters of the North Sea by Ronny Schallier - UGMM
The european network CleanSeaNet by Marc Journel - EMSA
Subsea detection during the Deepwater Horizon spill by Richard Camilli - Woods Hole Institute (USA)