The ability to monitor and identify surface slicks via remote sensing provides valuable information of economic importance for a variety of end users from a diverse range of maritime industries.
Research activities are focussed on the following areas:
- Satellite detection of ocean slicks and oil spill management tools
- Detection of water column tracers of maritime activities from natural processes
- Slick Feature Mapping - Conor Cahalane/Daire Walsh
- Application of CDOM optical properties for tracing natural and manmade surface slicks - Monica Mullins
- Influence of natural biogeochemical controls on primary productivity on the optical properties of surface seawater- Sarah Nicholas
- Contribution of Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) to the marine carbonate biogeochemistry of western Irish coastal seas - Mariateresa Guerra