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TIP 01: Aerial observation of marine oil spills
17 Apr 2014
Aerial reconnaissance is an important element of an effective response to most oil spills, for assessing the location and extent of oil contamination and verifying predictions of the movement and fate of oil slicks at sea. Aerial surveillance provides information facilitating deployment and control of operations at sea, the timely protection of sites along threatened coastlines and the preparation of resources for shoreline clean-up.
This Technical Information Paper presents advice and guidance on conducting effective aerial reconnaissance.