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An assessment of surface surveillance capabilities for oil spill response using airborne remote sensing

May 2014

This report focuses on identifying capabilities and gaps associated with surveillance monitoring from aircraft, covering both surveillance platforms and sensors. The report then conducts an assessment of the capabilities of the technology for OSR and provides findings for enhanced use of the technology by the industry. The report is complementary to a similar report assessing surveillance capabilities of satellite sensors and platforms for oil spill response. Together, these reports cover remote sensing technologies and platforms for oil spill response, and these are linked to recommendations from the American Petroleum Institute (API) in their assessment of remote sensing for oil spill response.  

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