Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) this week announced the successful completion of testing of a buoy developed to provide early warning detection of tsunamis.
The SAIC tsunami buoy (STB) was deployed on October 25, 2006, approximately 200 nautical miles west of
The genesis of SAIC developing a tsunami warning capability began after the December 26, 2004
With the goal of developing an end-to-end tsunami warning capability that can be integrated into international disaster warning systems, SAIC engineers determined that the cornerstone of this effort would be the development of a technically advanced, commercially available, deep-ocean sensor that could match the capabilities of the NOAA DART system that currently protects the coastal United States.
Additionally, the STB has been designed to handle additional meteorological and oceanographic sensors that could be required in various ocean regions of the world.
As a major support contractor to NOAA’s
On November 15, 2006, during this test period, the Kuril Islands experienced an 8.3 magnitude earthquake that generated a small tsunami that propagated across the
Just as in earlier laboratory testing throughout the