Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Data description paper
18 Oct 2022
Data description paper |  | 18 Oct 2022

Oil slicks in the Gulf of Guinea – 10 years of Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar observations

Zhour Najoui, Nellya Amoussou, Serge Riazanoff, Guillaume Aurel, and Frédéric Frappart

Data sets

Spatial distribution of oil slicks in the Gulf of Guinea between 2002 and 2012 Zhour Najoui

Envisat ASAR Wide Swath Medium Resolution L1 Product European Space Agency

Model code and software

100 geolocated oil spills in the Gulf of Guinea Zhour Najoui

Short summary
Oil spills could have serious repercussions for both the marine environment and ecosystem. The Gulf of Guinea is a very active area with respect to maritime traffic as well as oil and gas exploitation (platforms). As a result, the region is subject to a large number of oil pollution events. This study aims to detect oil slicks in the Gulf of Guinea and analyse their spatial and temporal distribution using satellite data.
Final-revised paper