Chalmers University of Technology
The damages of oil spill at sea are well known. Images of soiled beaches and dying birds often appear in the press. When spill occurs it is important to describing the type, position, extent and state of oil at sea and onshore; predicting the future track of oil slicks and areas of shoreline likely to become polluted; predicting the effects of anti-pollution measures on the fate of the oil at sea and onshore. This document focuses on the importance of early detection of oil spills.