Finnish oil slick detection system BORIS (Baltic Oil Response Information System)

Timo Pyhälahti, S. Neuvonen, K. Tahvonen, S. Korhonen, Y. Laine, I. Heiler, Juha Petri Kärnä, Juha Karvonen, H. Haapasaari, H. Alasalmi, Markku Similä, J. Pulliainen

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    An automated processing system for SAR (synthetic aperture radar) data and a web user interface for browsing oil spill related cartographic information have been developed to assist oil combating operations. Baltic Oil Response Information System (BORIS) is able to derive oil spill observations from Radarsat SAR imagery with an automated detection system, and with dedicated software an operator can verify and edit these results before publishing them in a web browser map interface. In addition, oil spill information service from KSAT can be used to automatically insert the data to the system to be viewed with user cartographic data on available oil combating resources, areas of high protection priority etc. In addition, the system includes estimation methods of detection reliability and a connection to a drift model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2006 IEEE US/EU Baltic International Symposium, BALTIC 2006
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509002122
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE US/EU Baltic International Symposium - Klaipeda, Lithuania
    Duration: 23 May 200626 May 2006


    ConferenceIEEE US/EU Baltic International Symposium
    Abbreviated title BALTIC 2006


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