Geomatrix model as new tool for improving oil spill surveillance

| 9 Marzo 2012
5 marzo 2011@12:15–6 marzo 2011@13:15

The 2nd International Conference on Innovative Computing and Communication and 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Information Technology and Ocean Engineering, will be held in Macau (P.R. of China), March 5-6, 2011.

Michele Cocco1, Sara Colantonio2, Mario D’Acunto2, Massimo Martinelli2, Davide Moroni2, Gabriele Pieri2, Ovidio Salvetti2, Marco Tampucci2

1National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago – Loc. Enfola, I-57037 Portoferraio-Isle of Elba (LI), Italy

2Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologia dell’Informazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Via Moruzzi 1 I-56124, Pis, Italy

Abstract The ability to remotely detect and monitor oil spills at sea is becoming increasingly important due high demand of oil based products. As a consequence, shipping routes become much busier and the likelihood of slicks occurring will also increase. If applied correctly, an integrated remote sensing system can act as a beneficial monitoring tool. The integrated system should monitor ship traffic and marine operators using a sensing capability made of electronic sensors, geopositioning tools, and a communication infrastructure network. In this paper, based on the concept of dynamic risk, we propose a new model that should account in an unique scenario two different classes of data correspondent, in one case to possible sources of oil spill pollution events, and in the other one case to real time sensing monitoring. We name this model Geomatrix. Its successful implementation could involve a reduction of the costs for an effective real time monitoring of large marine areas, including Oceans.


Index Terms – Oil Spill, Remote monitoring, Geopositioning, dynamic risk, Bayesian reasoning.