Volume XLI-B8
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B8, 1195-1200, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B8-1195-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B8, 1195-1200, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B8-1195-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  24 Jun 2016

24 Jun 2016

ESTIMATING THE AMOUNT OF SHIP RECYCLING ACTIVITY USING REMOTE SENSING APPLICATION

M. Watagawa1, T. Shinoda2, and K. Hasegawa3 M. Watagawa et al.
  • 1PASCO Corporation, 1-1-2 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0043, Japan
  • 2Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-city, 819-0395, Japan
  • 3Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 1-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Keywords: ALOS, ALOS-2, SAR, Ship Recycling, Remote Sensing

Abstract. The Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) was launched for earth observation and there are more than 6 million scenes of archives including coastal areas during period of five years. The wealth of satellite imagery is noticeable for investigating monitoring methods such as ship detection in wide ocean area. Especially, it is useful way to estimate past behaviour from satellite imagery compared to reference data. We collected satellite imagery and analysis breaking process in major ship breaking yards between year 2009 and 2011. Comparing the number of recycling ships by satellite imagery to the world statistics is in good agreement. In this study, Remote Sensing Application has been discussed in order to assess the potential to be used for economic activities such as ship recycling in wide coastal area. It was used to evaluate the performance of ship recycling monitoring by Satellite imagery. Additionally, an approach for recognizing ships by SAR imagery regardless of weather conditions is presented.