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Celebrating the CleanSeaNet Service. A ten year anniversary publication

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s cover cleanseanet10The deterrent effect of the satellite-based oil spill monitoring service is clear: over most of the past decade the overall trend has been a year-on-year reduction in the number of possible oil spills detected per million km2 monitored. The increase in awareness of maritime pollution is visible since the beginning of the service; not only maritime laws are more strict, but there is also a significant improvement of national authorities action capabilities towards polluters. Several maritime pollution cases resulted in detentions or fines on the basis of evidence collected during port inspections triggered by CleanSeaNet detections.

In 2017, CleanSeaNet accomplished 10 years of service, anniversary celebrated at EMSA’s premises with a conference which gathered users, service providers (industry), the European Commission and other EU bodies, namely the European Space Agency. It comprised presentations from coastal States, industry representatives and EC, as well as break-out sessions with all participants that aimed to discuss difficulties, potential improvements and future evolution of the service.

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The Copernicus Maritime Surveillance service implemented by EMSA is part of the Copernicus Security Service managed by the European Commission

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