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Remote detection and maritime pollution

Cedre Information Day, 13 October 2016, Brest.


A complementary publication of the proceedings of this information day was published in 2020 under the title: "Remote detection and maritime pollution". It is only available in English:


Maritime activities cause approximately 20 % of pollution incidents at sea. For over 25 years, 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 day organized as part of the Sea Tech Week.


Morning, Chairman: M. Périé, French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea

Session 1 : Remote sensing means - Led by Sébastien Angelliaume, ONERA
Polluproof experimentation - Sophie Chataing-Pariaud, Cedre
Radar sensors: detection and beyond - Sébastien Angelliaume, ONERA
Hyperspectral sensors: the must-have - 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 - Patrice De Labaca, Douane française
Remote sensing to provide evidence to the courts - Yann Rabuteau, Allegans
Monitoring of natural phenomena using remote sensing - 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 ITOPF
The receiving station Vigisat and implemented tools - Nicolas Longépé, Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)
Synergy between remote sensing and modeling - Sébastien Legrand, Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Science (RBINS)
The use of drones for remote sensing of oil slicks at sea - CROSS Corsen
Example of operational use of drone

Session 4 : Remote sensing for exploration - Led by Stéphane Le Floch, Cedre
The potential of UAVs in observation n the broadest sense - Jérôme Aman, Ifremer
Remote sensing in support of exploration - Véronique Miegebielle, Total
Natural oil seeps - Damien Dhont et Romain Jatiault, Total

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