Applications of Cloud Computing and GIS for Ocean Monitoring through Remote Sensing

  • Diego Fustes
  • Diego Cantorna
  • Carlos Dafonte
  • Alfonso Iglesias
  • Bernardino Arcay
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 146)


This chapter focuses on how to monitor marine spills using powerful tools such as remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). On the one hand, remote sensing has been widely used as one of the main ways to periodically monitor large areas, as it allows to obtain data under poor weather conditions and in spite of darkness. We particularly center upon a sensor called “Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar” (ASAR), which is part of the Envisat payload. On the other hand, GIS have emerged in recent years as a set of standards for data organization and representation that allow themanagement of geographic data.We provide a detailed description of the design and implementation of a tool that provides an integrated framework for the detection and localization of marine spills using remote sensing, GIS, and cloud computing. Cloud computing is used because of the enormous amount of data to be processed and the need of communication between users.


Cloud Computing Geographic Information System Radar Image Open Geospatial Consortium Synthetic Aperture Radar Sensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Fustes
    • 1
  • Diego Cantorna
    • 1
  • Carlos Dafonte
    • 1
  • Alfonso Iglesias
    • 1
  • Bernardino Arcay
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Coruña, Campus de ElviñaA CoruñaSpain

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