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Aerial Video Surveys

POLARIS has conducted aerial surveys for coastal and river sensitivity mapping as part of oil spill response preparedness planning for numerous clients and to date have videotaped over 30,000 km of coast for shoreline sensitivity mapping and for oil spill countermeasure planning and cleanup operations. Spill response support using these methods was conducted by POLARIS throughout the Deepwater Horizon response, the Silvertip Pipeline spill response, and the joint industry project for the Angola Shoreline Pre-Spill Preparedness mapping program which encompassed 3000 km of shorelines and riverbank characterization. POLARIS continues to upgrade and improve on the use of available technology and techniques thus providing our clients with fully functional and digitally integrated mapping and response tools.

Highlighted Projects

Angola Cliffside from Arial Survey

Angola Shoreline Surveys and Mapping

Polaris completed low-altitude video surveys and mapping of all of the Angolan shorelines and the lower portion of the Congo River for spill response planning, sensitivity analyses, and development of protection strategies and tactics (geographic response plans/strategies) for priority sensitive sites. Results are part of the joint industry and national spill preparedness program (ACEPA).

Abu Dhabi SQ

Abu Dhabi Coastal Mapping

Polaris completed low-altitude video surveys and mapping of the shorelines of Abu Dhabi for spill response planning and development of protection strategies and tactics (geographic response plans/strategies) for priority sensitive sites (ADNOC).

POLARIS has conducted aerial surveys for coastal and river sensitivity mapping as part of oil spill response preparedness planning for numerous clients and to date have videotaped over 30,000 km of coast for shoreline sensitivity mapping and for oil spill countermeasure planning and cleanup operations. Spill response support using these methods was conducted by POLARIS throughout the Deepwater Horizon response, the Silvertip Pipeline spill response, and the joint industry project for the Angola Shoreline Pre-Spill Preparedness mapping program which encompassed 3000 km of shorelines and riverbank characterization. POLARIS continues to upgrade and improve on the use of available technology and techniques thus providing our clients with fully functional and digitally integrated mapping and response tools.

Highlighted Projects

Angola Cliffside from Arial Survey

Angola Shoreline Surveys and Mapping

Polaris completed low-altitude video surveys and mapping of all of the Angolan shorelines and the lower portion of the Congo River for spill response planning, sensitivity analyses, and development of protection strategies and tactics (geographic response plans/strategies) for priority sensitive sites. Results are part of the joint industry and national spill preparedness program (ACEPA).

Abu Dhabi SQ

Abu Dhabi Coastal Mapping

Polaris completed low-altitude video surveys and mapping of the shorelines of Abu Dhabi for spill response planning and development of protection strategies and tactics (geographic response plans/strategies) for priority sensitive sites (ADNOC).

Related Published Work

TAYLOR, E., Graham, A., Rios, J., Huet, JY, Page-Jones, L., and Ivaba, G., 2017. Angola Coastal Mapping and Tactics for Oil Spill Response. In Proc.2017 International Oil Spill Conference, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC. http://ioscproceedings.org/doi/pdf/10.7901/2169-3358-2017.1.850

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