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Ship monitoring in Black Sea using remote sensing (2006)

Data holding centreSpace Research Institute of RAS
CountryRussian Federation  Russian Federation
ProjectFeasibility study of SAR data use for ship positioning control(SARship)
Time periodApril - October 2006
Geographical area

Northeastern coastal area of the Black Sea


Optical backscatter


Optical backscatter sensors


The dataset contains fragments of (A)SAR images obtained from April to October, 2006 the north eastern part of the Black Sea and featuring regions with heavy marine traffic, those of Kerch Strait, Novorossisk, Sochi and Taupse ports The dataset includes Envisat ASAR Wide and Narrow Swath images at VV and VV/VH polarizations. The data is accompanied by in situ measurements of wind and wave parameters.

OriginatorsSpace Research Institute of RAS

Lavrova O.Yu., Mityagina M.I., Shcherbak S.S. (2006) Satellite radar capabilities in ship detection // Current problems of remote sensing of the Earth from space: physics, methods and techniques of monitoring of the environment and potential dangers. Moscow: Azbuka-2000, 2006. vol.2. pp. 106-112 (in Russian)., ; Lavrova, Olga; Bocharova, Tatiana; Mityagina, Marina; Pyrkov, Vladimir (2007) Case Study: Use of SAR Data for the Operational Control of Fishering Ships Positioning. Envisat Symposium. Abstracts. Montreux, Switzerland, 23-27 April 2007., ; Lavrova O., M. Mityagina, T. Bocharova, V. Pyrkov, S. Shcherbak, A. Zlatopolskiy (2006) Possibilities and difficulties of oil spill and ship detection from space. COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 2006 Abstracts,

OrganisationSpace Research Institute of RAS
ContactE.L.Sharkov (Head of department)

Space Research Institute of RAS
84/32 Profsoyuznaya Str

Russian Federation

Telephone+7 495 333 52 12
Facsimile+7 (495) 333-10-56
Collating centreAll-Russia Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information - World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC) National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC)
Local identifier35007009
Global identifier2491
Last revised2008-12-24