Are We Witnessing a Breakthrough in Oil Spill Monitoring in Africa with Satellite Data Analysis?

This article highlights solutions utilising satellite radar images to detect, monitor and mitigate the environmental and economic impacts of oil spills in Africa.

The environmental effect of oil spillage affects predominantly organisms in the aquatic ecosystem and renders polluted water bodies unsafe for human consumption. An oil spill’s consequences will depend on its composition and quantity, determining its interaction with the marine environment. As a result, several terrestrial solutions (clean-up operations) have been developed and applied to mitigate...

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