On February 17 2021 a large oil slick reached Israeli beaches with no clear origin. The spill affected over 90% of Israel coasts and was by all means an ecological disaster which would take years to fully recover from. Investigations where immediately launched, rumours begun spreading, and wrong allegations where made. Then, three weeks after […]
The first “Tanker War” At the height of the Iran-Iraq war in 1984, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq lead a coalition which included Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in a series of attacks against Iranian commercial vessels tied to its oil industry. These vessels were mainly tankers. Iran did not take long to reply in kind, starting […]
A research into radar caused interferences over the Mediterranean Sea as revealed by SENTINEL-1 C-SAR data.
The eastern Mediterranean Sea has been living some intense years due to the multiple conflicts in the area. The Syrian and Libyan civil wars and the Israeli / Palestinian “situation” are the most gruesome and active, but many other, less “kinetic” situations exist. Among this less known, tense but (up till now) military-less confrontations there […]