This block provides information about offshore oil slicks using satellite images captured over the ocean. The oil slicks are ranked based on the likelihood of being natural or man-made. The information is extracted from over 32 500 satellite images and the image archive collection is still expanding worldwide.
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The geographic coverage is globally distributed and comprises 76 million square kilometers.
Specifications Description Data Provider Airbus Data Source 32 500 high-resolution SAR images Data Acquisition Since 1984 (over 20 years of data) File Format GeoJSON Coordinate System WGS84/EPSG 4326
Layer Description Geometry type
All ships and rigs identified on a satellite scene Point
The predicted oil slick source point – point feature class Point
The outline of the oil slick on the satellite image LineString
The outline of each satellite scene Polygon
The block does not support test queries or quicklooks.
Supported JSON parameters Default value Min Max Examples /
n.a. n.a. Please check the examples from the JSON parameters.
["Scenes", "Ships_Rigs", "Slick_Points", "Slick_Outlines"]
"object_type": [ "Scenes", "Ships_Rigs", "Slick_Points", "Slick_Outlines" ]
Example based on a workflow created with the data block
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