Detect oil slicks (spilled oil) caused by tanker accidents, industrial complex failure, etc., and identify the environmental impact and spill patterns. Can also be useful in finding oil slicks from offshore oil fields for resource development.
By measuring the concentration of chlorophyll-a in phytoplankton, determine the dynamics and horizontal distribution of red tides that occur at high concentrations. In addition, for the purpose of marine pollution control, the oceanic environment can be monitored widely by tracking the seawater temperature.
Ships at sea are detected by analyzing SAR satellite data. Also, by analyzing together with the ship's AIS (Automatic Identification System) data, identify ship name, course, destination, vessel type, and other data. This contributes to Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA).
Monitor marine debris and other floating objects that can be the source of micro-plastics. In addition to satellite data, data of ocean current prediction models from other external organizations can be combined together to predict the point of drifting ashore.
Monitor vessel traffic and congestion in and out of ports, suspicious vessels, smuggling, secret passage, poaching, and others. These data are useful not only for maritime security but also for vessels' operation control and logistics management.
To prevent oil oxidation, the lids of oil storage tanks are designed to move up and down according to the amount of oil in the tank. With this feature, as observing the displacement of the movable lid of the tank can determine the amount of oil consumed, this data can be used to forecast the price of futures trading.
Knowing the water temperature distribution on the ocean, forecast the flow of warm and cold tidal currents to predict spots where fish will gather. Also, understanding the concentration of chlorophyll-a in phytoplankton, which causes red tides, can form part of marine environment monitoring. Especially in coastal areas where residential and industrial wastewater flowing into the sea causes eutrophication, monitoring wastewater discharge can also help protect the environment of fishing grounds.