JRC's software to help identify sea polluters
SUMO - Search for Unidentified Marine Objects - detects vessels through information provided by satellite© EU 2011
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) will be supplied with JRC's software package SUMO to improve its oil pollution detection system. This new capability can help Member States authorities to improve their response and prevention activities to pollution from ships.
Entirely developed by the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), SUMO (“Search for Unidentified Marine Objects”) is a tool for the automatic detection of vessels based on satellite images.