In the last thirty odd years, the issue of oil spills has taken on much importance because when they occur, they cause a multitude of problems for the environment. An oil spill happens on a large scale and is mostly seen in water bodies. It generally happens due to human negligence and results in a major form of pollution as the damage caused takes a long time to clean up.

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for oil spill mapping: we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will use the ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology to map an area affected by this type of pollution.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube (duration: 1 hour).

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.


RUS Webinar – Oil spill mapping with Sentinel-1 – 15 May 2018