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Remote sensing for marine litter – Early Technology Development Scheme (REACT)

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 17:45
Start Date: 
2020
Programme: 
Discovery
End Date: 
2021
Programme Reference: 
20-D-T-TEC-01-j
Country: 
Italy
Contractor: 
Planetek
Status: 
Closed
Description: 

The main objectives of the project are to:
▪ Assess how plastic litter can be detected and quantified with current and future remote sensing tools;
▪ Develop adaptive indices insensible to biases induced by sunglint on satellite radiometric products and indicate the constraints of current satellite missions under various atmospheric and illumination conditions;
▪ Exploit data fusion methods between remote sensing data with high spectral resolution (PRISMA hyperspectral, Sentinel-2) and high spatial resolution (PRISMA panchromatic, WorldView) to increase the sensors’ detectability of marine plastic litter;
▪ Explore spectral unmixing methodology for sub-pixel detection of floating marine plastic debris;
▪ Explore artificial intelligence techniques for detecting plastic litter;
▪ Conduct controlled experiments under real-life conditions to better understand the effect of the atmosphere and the illumination conditions on the spectral properties of marine plastic in visible and infrared wavelengths.

Application Domain: 
Earth Observation
Keywords: 
Remote Sensing
plastic
Marine Litter
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