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Challenge: Events like oil spills call for immediate action on the part of clean-up and response crews to preserve an environment put at risk. This means many moving parts need to be organized and allocated in the most efficient way possible. First, the process known as Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Techniques (SCAT) must be done quickly, but is traditionally done on-foot by SCAT experts who take notes on a spill area’s size, location, distribution and thickness before it is passed onto a GIS expert to be turned into a map and passed onto crews. From there, incident commanders can use the SCAT data to allocate resources where they are needed most.
Solution: To assess the potential of expediting the SCAT process via remote sensing technologies, Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) invited numerous entities, including Insitu, to Richmond, California in October of 2016. While unmanned aircraft gathered aerial imagery over several areas where an oil spill was simulated, an Insitu solutions architect utilized Catalina and TacitView information processing software to take that imagery and turn it into a usable data that could be shared quickly with response teams nearby and in remote locations.
Result: During the Chevron ETC exercise, Insitu served as the glue between response teams and those gathering SCAT data to ensure it was turned into a comprehensive, usable product. The tools demonstrated were able to take geospatial information embedded in either the video or imagery streams and represent it in a way that aided analysis and understanding of not only what teams were looking at, but where they were looking. The overall goal to leverage UAS and information processing software to convert from the traditional, onsite SCAT inspections that must now be done manually aims to better allocate resources and provide crews with better, faster information in the event of an oil spill.