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Helzel Messtechnik GmbH of Germany,

Canada Installs Tsunami announced the installation of a WERA

Detection Radar

Ocean Networks Canada—an initia- NorthernRadar system that is designed tive of the University of Victoria—to- to detect near-? eld tsunamis.

gether with ASL Environmental Scienc- The WERA system was installed at es Inc. of Victoria BC, Northern Radar the To? no Airport so that tsunamis gen-

Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland and erated off the west coast of Vancouver (Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council) $140m Proposed for

GoM Restoration Work

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally

Jewell recently commended the Gulf

Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for issuing its initial list of proposed projects for natural resource restora- tion for Gulf Coast communities in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The RESTORE Council proposed us- ing approximately $139.6 million from the recent settlement with Transocean

Deepwater, Inc. to support restoration projects in key regional watersheds

The RESTORE Council was created un- der the 2012 Resources and Ecosystems

Sustainability Tourist Opportunities and

Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast

SVP Data Collection

States Act (RESTORE Act), which di- rected the Council to dedicate 80 per- cent of all Clean Water Act penalties re-

Simplified lating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the fund it oversees.

As a member on the Council, Interior was actively engaged in developing res- toration proposals for the ? rst draft of Streamline your data collection workflow with Data•Xchange.

the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) of projects. Some of the projects focus • Automated WiFi link between your profiler and computer on investments in water quality im- • Data transfer rates 40 times faster than via cable provements and hydrologic restoration across the Gulf, which will provide di- • Auto export to multiple formats simultaneously rect bene? ts to millions of migratory • Integrated GPS included in cast data birds and hundreds of federally-listed, • Backwards compatible with all X•Series profilers at-risk species that call the Gulf home.

Additional proposed projects include: • restoration work to plug 11 aban- doned oil and gas wells, • back? ll more than 16 miles of aban- 1-250-656-0771 doned oil and gas canals, • establish minimum monitoring and conductivity / sound velocity / pressure / temperature / turbidity / biofouling control data standards for restoration work.

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