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.

Mapping Oil Spills with UAS (drones), Satellites, and drifters. In this video WaterMapping shows image processing and mapping techniques to monitor oil slicks using UAS (drones), different satellites, and drifters.

Oil Spill Volume and Thickness calculations at MC20 April 2018 – This video is a summary of the activities carried out during the research cruise on April 2018 at the MC20 oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico.

Water Mapping ROV – Water Mapping ROV is rigged to measure and transmit on real time Fluorometry, Salinity, Temperature, Turbidity, and Depth. It can also collects water samples and its rated for 450ft water depth. This is a DTG2 model from Deeptrekker which can collect measurements and samples for up to 450ft.

UAS oil thickness mapping – This video shows the process of using super high resolution video, image processing algorithms, and the UAS flight telemetry to map oil  spill thickness.

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

Calibration of Multispectral UAS – On this video we show our multispectral UAS system configuration. We use this UAS for developing algorithms for detection of different oil thicknesses.

UAS ops August – UAS operations over oil spill in August 2017

UAS mapping oil – In this video we show the techniques for mapping floating oil with our UAS system.

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 MC20 site. Extensive sampling, video and photo collection of a variety of oil emulsions.

High Altitude Flyover the oil slick at MC20 Spill on March 2015.

Influence of River Fronts on Oil Spill Transport (GOMRI) -Satellite-drifters study- This video is a summary of the field operations that took place on the Northern Gulf Mexico near the MC20 Spill site. This expedition during the April, 2017 involved efforts from Water Mapping, LLC, University of Miami, University of South Florida, NOAA, NASA, Meteorologisk Institutt (Norway), and MDA Corporation (Canada). The purpose of this project is to understand the influence of the Mississippi River plume in the transport of the oil spill from the Taylor Energy site.

Water Mapping, Oil sample collection for chemical and thickness measurements

Ohmsett Remote Sensing 2016

Oil Spill Studies at Taylor – In this video we show observation from three different visits taken place during 2016 at the Taylor oil Spill site. This investigation is part of a research project for GOMRI.

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