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TTI Exploration announced that it has successfully completed preliminary processing and analysis related to a subset of its Operation GulfSCAN NRM data set. Between May 1st and July 30th, 2010, the survey acquired ultrahigh-resolution data over approximately 11,196 sq miles (29,000 sq km) of very sensitive marsh areas of the Gulf Coast, including Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. New time-lapse images, produced from data collected by high-tech airborne sensors and TTI’s scientific team on the ground, show the condition of the habitat. The data measures the habitat before the oil and dispersant washed ashore several months ago compared with recent images collected after it has been exposed to the contaminants over an extended period of time.
Images of the area studied are available on TTI’s website at http://www.ttiexploration.com/gulfscan/time-lapse.
The imaging data for this time-lapse subset was initially acquired on May 21, 2010, and then re-flown on July 17, 2010, and shows the change in the habitat after approximately 2 months. TTI plans to fly additional time-lapse surveys chronicling the evolving health of the Gulf Coast’s ecosystems.
Jim Hollis, president and CEO of TTI Exploration, commented, "An objective, scientific analysis of “Before” and “After” NRM data can confirm the true health of the Gulf Coast’s ecosystems. Over the long-term, we expect to acquire additional data over those areas most affected by the oil spill and provide an accurate assessment of the ultimate impact on the habitat.”