This selection of resources highlights the utility of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) for use in marine spill response. Each entry is followed by a brief summary and evaluation of the source (i.e., the annotation). Most annotations will define the scope of the source, list significant cross references, and identify relevant USV capabilities. There is no attempt to provide actual hypotheses, data, or graphics, especially concerning cited articles published in refereed journals. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Relevance relates to the citation’s presentation of capabilities that improve marine spill response operations. Significant interest involves the use of sensors that characterize the environment to support oil spill cleanup operations. The diversity of resources is especially relevant since no two oil spills are the same owing to the variation in oil types, locations, and weather conditions. The development of USVs for oil spill monitoring, cleanup, and science reduces some of the dependence on expensive ship time.
Nichols, C. Reid; Xiros, Nikolaos I.; and Pavy, Jeanne, "Maritime Advanced Geospatial Intelligence Craft for Oil Spill Response: Selected Resources and Annotations" (2016). Project Documentation. Paper 2.