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Oil pollution in the Dutch sector of the North Sea
Camphuysen, K.; Vollaard, B. (2016). Oil pollution in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, in: Carpenter, A. (Ed.) Oil pollution in the North Sea. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 41: pp. 117-140. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/698_2015_430
In: Carpenter, A. (Ed.) (2016). Oil pollution in the North Sea. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 41. Springer: Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-319-23900-2. xii, 312 pp., more
In: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Springer: Heidelberg. ISSN 1867-979X, more
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Keywords
    Oil pollution; Remote sensing; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Aerial surveillance; Bonn Agreement; Chronic oil pollution; Historical overview; Major oil spills; Recent trends; Shipping accidents

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  • Camphuysen, K., more
  • Vollaard, B.

Abstract
    Oil pollution is a serious issue in the Netherlands ever since merchant and military vessels with diesel engines gradually replaced vessels operating sails and steam engines in the early twentieth century. Arguably, the southern North Sea became one of the most heavily oil-polluted sea areas in the world as a result of chronic oil pollution. Major shipping incidents resulting in massive oil spills have, however, been rather rare within the area. In the early twenty-first century, the number of detected oil spills has markedly declined and levels of chronic oil pollution are currently rather low. Most detections of oil slicks are still concentrated around the major shipping lanes and off major ports such as Rotterdam and IJmuiden (leading to Amsterdam).

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