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Subsea Data Systems, Inc., a new partnership between Samara/Data and Ocean Specialists, Inc., is pleased to announce their participation in a new 5-year project funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support the University of Hawai`i’s SMART Cable efforts.

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.

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.

Subsea Data Systems Gets NSF Investment for SMART Repeaters

Subsea Data Systems, Inc., a new partnership between Samara/Data and Ocean Specialists, Inc., is pleased to announce a new investment from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program toward the company’s efforts to develop SMART (Sensor Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications) Cable technologies.

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.

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. 

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