Timor Sea Drilling Spill – More Images Online


UPDATE 9/3/09 5pm EDT: We had to temporarily take down the CSK radar images from August 28, 29 and 30. Hopefully they’ll be back online soon. Other images from August 25-30 (including TSX radar and MODIS) are still online.


We’ve just added a few new location maps and satellite images to our growing online gallery of images showing the continuing oil spill off Western Australia: the images are from the Cosmo-SkyMed (CSK) satellite, and were taken on August 28, 29 and 30:

Cosmo-SkyMed radar satellite image taken on August 28, 2009 of Montara oil spill. Oil slicks and sheen appear very dark gray to black on radar imagery.
CSK radar image © e-GEOS and ASI/Telespazio 2009, Distribution ASI/CSTARS

Now we’re working on getting more imagery as this spill is expected to continue for at least 7-8 weeks. We’re also extracting the oil slick boundaries and overlaying them on maps showing whale migration routes, coral reefs, biodiversity hotspots, and marine reserves. Keep checking in. Subscribe to the blog feed if you’d like an email alert whenever we add new stuff.

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2 replies
  1. what_nick says:

    Hi guys good to see someone else posting the images as well. There are some images from ENVISAT-ASAR as well. And one of my colleagues made a video with the sequence including TSX, Cosmo, Modis and Envisat.

    We will update with more frames of Cosmo and Envisat.

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