CleanSeaNet is a European satellite-based oil spill and vessel detection service. It offers assistance to participating countries for the following activities:
- Detect possible oil on the sea surface, including illegal discharges of mineral oil
- Identify potential polluters, and
- Monitor the spread of oil during maritime emergencies.
Usually within 20 minutes of satellite overpass, CleanSeaNet provides alerts of detected oil spills on the sea surface and can assist in identification of the potential polluter.