Oil Spill Detection and Mapping Using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 in the Arabian Gulf Coastal Waters

Fahim Abdul Gafoor, Maryam R. Al Shehhi

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Abstract

Oil spills can cause long-term damage to the marine ecosystem and force desalination plants to shut down. Thus, this study aims to detect the oil spill in Arabian Gulf which produces a quarter of the world's oil. Sentinel-1 SAR and Sentinel-2 spectral imageries are utilized to detect oil spill. Sentinel-1 SAR is used to perform semantic segmentation with deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) using a U-Net structure and Sentinel-2 band ratio for mapping oil spill. Based on the segmentation results, the intersection-over-union (IoU) shows low values of <0.1 for the oil spill incidents along the Gulf coasts, but higher values for the offshore oil spill incidents (>0.65). Coastal land has adversely affected the segmentation process. As for the band ratio approach, it succeeded in distinguishing the oil spill, however prior knowledge or an expert interpretation is needed to verify the presence of the spill.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationIGARSS 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6745-6748
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665427920
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2022 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 17 Jul 202222 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume2022-July

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2022
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period17/07/2222/07/22

Keywords

  • DCNN
  • Oil spill
  • SAR

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