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Monitoring the sea surface

Radar waves reflected from the sea surface are a valuable source of information.
They are governed by the sea surface roughness, which, in turn, is determined by the wind, waves, oil-slick contamination, and even by topographic features of the sea bottom.

Sens2Sea system is connected to a radar sensor and so extracting this information.
With Sens2Sea, it is possible to conduct continuous surveillance, producing time-series of images. Sens2Sea can be operated where types of continuous surveillance are not feasible or too costly. Time series of an area are particularly useful for feature tracking and monitoring.
For example, tracking the movement of small vessels.

Time series also contain valuable information about the statistical properties of the sea surface, making it possible to enhance the detection capability for small targets in the clutter dominated environment in the vicinity of the Radar.