The company ISPAS AS has developed a Ku-band polarimetric Oil Spill Detection (OSD) radar that can detect oil spills on sea under most sea states, even on quiet seas.
The radar is specifically developed for this purpose and uses a higher frequency than today’s navigational X-band radars. The radar has electrically steered antennas with both electromagnetic polarizations and can map an oil spill continuously using the steerable antenna.
The radar is installed on the Edvard Grieg platform in the North Sea and will also be installed on the Johan Sverdrup field complex. The picture shows two radars combined into one enclosure.