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NEC Corporation announced the delivery of a submarine cable seismic and tsunami observation system to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. This project is based on a contract between NEC Taiwan and the CWB.

The need to collect ocean data is more important now than ever. Using submarine fiber optic cables to collect ocean data is something that has been talked about for a long time but has only occasionally moved from concept to reality. This may be changing as the last two years have seen a number of significant developments take place that may lead to cables becoming more important to this vital endeavor. 

Taiwan Warning System Enters Service

Taiwan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Cable Observation System in Eastern Taiwan Sea was completed on December 29 and officially launched two days later. 

Warming at roughly double the rate as the rest of the world, the Arctic is disproportionately affected by climate change, yet the region remains one of the least understood. Sandia National Laboratories scientists are working to gain understanding of the area by capturing and analyzing data pulled from the depths of the Arctic Ocean.

Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN), a nonprofit network provider serving the research and higher education community, has deployed Ciena's 6500 packet-optical platform to deliver reliable high-speed connectivity for data-intensive science and advanced computer network applications.

OceanTools Support Tsunami Detection Project

OceanTools are supporting a Tsunami Detection Project in Southeast Asia, successfully delivering their first shipment of Tsunami Detection Housings to a client in Indonesia.

Ocean Networks Awarded Contract to Repurpose OOS Cables

Ocean Networks, Inc. and its subsidiary Submarine Cable Salvage, Inc. announces the company’s award of a multi-year contract to identify, procure and repurpose Out of Service (OOS) submarine cable systems on a global basis.

Using Submarine Cables to Detect Earthquakes

Seismologists at Caltech working with optics experts at Google have developed a method to use existing underwater telecommunication cables to detect earthquakes. The technique could lead to improved earthquake and tsunami warning systems around the world.

Google Promotes Earthquake Detection with Submarine Cables

Google has announced that a recent experiment using one of its subsea fiber optic cables showed that it could be useful for earthquake and tsunami warning systems around the globe.

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