Tackling the Disaster with Satellites
The French Navy contacted Airbus Defence and Space to help them detect the seaweed with spatial tools in order to observe the disparate items offshore.
Three crucial goals were at stake on the island:
- Restoring public health
- Responding to the ecological disaster
- Resurrecting the international attractiveness of Martinique
Collecting satellite imagery over extremely large and similar water surfaces with enough resolution to detect the dark-coloured seaweed was challenging.
Caption: Sargasse in the ocean