Product ID: 3101 - English
Published: 17 Aug, 2020
GLIDE: OS20200807MUS


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This map illustrates satellite-detected potential floating oil at the surface of the Grand Port Bay, Republic of Mauritius as observed from TerraSAR-X imagery acquired on 15 August 2020. Following the incident of a bulk carrier 2 km east of Pointe d'Esny, at least 10 km2 of floating oil is potentially detected within the analyzed area of about 87 km2.
This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
Important Note: Oil spill analysis from radar images may overestimate the presence of floating oil due to backscattering properties of the radar signal.
Satellite Data (Post): TerraSAR-X
Imagery Dates: 15 August 2020
Resolution: 8 m
Copyright: © DLR e.V. (2020), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmgH
Source: DLR
Satellite Data (Pre): TerraSAR-X
Imagery Dates: 08 February 2016
Resolution: 8 m
Copyright: © DLR e.V. (2020), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmgH
Source: DLR
Baseline data: OpenStreetMap
Administrative boundaries: OCHA
Analysis : UNITAR - UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR - UNOSAT