Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2015 Vol: 7 Issue: 1

Detection and segmentation of oil slick environment hazards in ocean using modified K-means clustering


In this work, a comprehensive review of the use of the satellite images for the detection of oil spill is provided. Oil spills are not only affect the marine system but also cause social, economical, political and scientific concern since they seriously affect the coastal ecosystem. It is very difficult to continuous monitoring and inspecting the entire ocean for oil spill detection. The images gathered from satellites provide solution to this hectic problem. A satellite image covers large areas and offers an easier way of monitoring the marine areas. This paper presents automatic detection of oil spills in a satellite image using clustering. Our approach for the detection and extraction of oil spill is based on modified k-means clustering. Finally we conclude with discussion of suggestions for further research.