The Ozone Monitoring Instrument on board NASA’s Aura Satellite is capable of tracking the pollution caused by ships in the seas. Satellite imagery released by NASA showing Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) emission is definitely raising concerns. The extent of pollution is nothing unexpected but surely it is time to look for greener ways to take technology forward.
Interestingly, regions near to the coast look more polluted. But actually, the high seas are equally polluted but the current offer the possibility of dispersion where as near the coast, human activity only increases pollution.
There is tons of such imagery and analysis from NASA’s aura satellite. Here’s the link