In this video we show Water Mapping UAS operations and techniques for mapping oil spills and oil/emulsion thicknesses. Here we show how the UAS telemetry and real-time video aids the operations of the responding vessel for tactical positioning during the spill response operations.

In this video we show the testing of our Water Mapping Oil Spill Sampler. This device has been developed and designed to sample floating oil from spills. This device collects the floating layer of oil and we can measure its thickness from 10 to 8000 micrometers by two methods. The first measuring method consist on a photo-lab where we measure the thickness of the floating layer digitally. The second measuring method is by a chemical separation of the oil from the water and its thickness is calculated by a volumetric analysis. This device has been tested at Ohmsett comparing its performance where other measuring techniques have challenges measuring thick layers of oil (i.e. absorbent pads, dip plates).

Characterization of Backscater from oil emulsions. Microwave System C-Band. Radar project with FSU and FAMU College of Engineering.

This video shows an example of oil emulsions (about 40/60 o/w ratio) collected over the Taylor Energy site.

Description of oil fluxes over the natural seep GC600

In this video we show a comparison of 3 types of floating oil observed from the space, air, sea lever, and underwater. We used Microwave and hyperspectral satellites to fingerprint these oil signatures on the imagery.

This was the first expedition to the Taylor Energy site. Extensive sampling, video and photo collection of a variety of oil emulsions.

High Altitude Flyover the oil slick at Taylor Energy Spill on March 2015.

Oil emulsions observed at sea level. Sampling of these emulsions is shown and the spectral characteristics are captured on a photo gallery.

Photo gallery of oil emulsions