Marine litter signatures in SAR images

First deep research dedicated to the exploitation of satellites for plastic detection on the ocean.

Intensive processing of SAR images from different missions for the detection of signatures, only possible with a vast knowledge of SAR processing in combination with a strong expertise on artificial intelligence.

What do satellite technologies bring to marine litter detection?

Radar technology for spaceborne remote sensing provides an all-weather, all-day, wide-swath monitoring of the sea.

The high degree of flexibility of the spaceborne SAR operation and its wide swath high-resolution imaging capabilities represents a unique and very powerful tool for ocean monitoring.

The research is taking place in the Balearic Islands

Since long, Oceanographic Institute of the Balearic Islands has been creating one of the best plastic databases around Mallorca.