Given the increasingly strict regulatory environment, hydrocarbons spill detection systems offers a cost effective way to achieve compliance with spill prevention, planning and response regulatory requirements.
If the Fertile Crescent is the where agricultural and urban civilization was conceived, then the Mediterranean Sea is the womb in which it grew and developed into a form recognizable as the antecedent of modern Western Civilization. It’s waters have witnessed the passage of Phoenician traders and Helene colonists and raiders, and became the thoroughfare which enabled Rome, whose heritage underlies our institutions to this day, to maintain a unified Empire for centuries.
However, that heritage is at risk, as modern shipping and industrial development release toxic wastes, and particularly oil spills all over the Mediterranean. Oil spill monitoring has become a central tool in limiting the damage and saving our common heritage. Indeed, the EU has already adopted a program which would see every major shipping lane tracked by automated hydrocarbon spill monitoring stations to enable rapid response in case of an hydrocarbon sheen alert.