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July 3rd, 2012
Satellite to Help Tsunami-Monitoring System

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has decided to introduce a system to transmit data from 15 wave gauges equipped with the Global Positioning System (GPS) off Japan’s shores to ground stations via a private-sector communications satellite by the end of this fiscal year. After last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake, ground telecommunications networks for this purpose were severed by tsunami or power blackouts. Taking a lesson from that experience, the ministry aims to make the data transmission networks dual-structured, using both ground and satellite communications. Read More