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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis

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ENABLING TSUNAMI AND

EARTHQUAKE RESEARCH

ENGINEERED TO WITHSTAND

GEOMAR, among others, have de- ployed Sonardyne’s seabed deforma- tion monitoring system in a number of YOUR ENVIRONMENT

European and South American locations

INTRODUCING to measure the build-up of strain associ- ated with tectonic plate movement. For

SIDUS’S advanced SUBSEA one deployment along the Nazca-South

LED LIGHT + LASER + STROBE = DARK SABER

American tectonic plate off the coast of Chile, GEOMAR were speci? cally 11,000 Lumens interested in the build-up of horizontal

Adjustable 5-100mW strain that can be used to predict when

P/N#: SS182 mkII large displacements might occur in the subduction zone. This system is unique ?DsÐ?Ž?ÐŽYl?ŽuuGE?slSNsÐUG?uG??ÐŽY?lAYlÐ???GYl in being con? gured with lower frequen- ?EŽAÐŽ??OÐYŽs?G?YŽGiGÐl?ŽYYGA?d??ŽYA??

cy acoustic signals that propagate read- ?GÐlS?AOYOŽI????w ily over considerable distances, a set-up ?D?uOÐuGusOSl??ÐAwG?AÐAYdGÐŽYl?ŽuuGEd?A?sYOuG?G?sAuÐŽ?l required for effective wireless commu- ?sOslAuŽ?AYAuŽOsYÐ?l?Ž?^^l?ŽdGsYÐ?l?

nication in the extreme depths (>5,000 meters) in which some of these instru-

CAMERAS—LIGHTS—PAN & TILTS—CONTROLLERS—ENGINEERING ments have been deployed. Scripps www.sidus-solutions.com

Institute of Oceanography, which ? rst Info@sidus-solutions.com used this technology in 2013-14, is +1 (619) 275-5533 working with the United States Geologi- cal Survey (USGS) to better understand the Cascadia Subduction Zone in order to better predict when a major event is more likely to occur. It is using Sonar- dyne’s Fetch instrument (functionally equivalent to the AMT, but with a much bigger battery that enables deployments of up to 10 years) for the seabed com- ponent of the study. The technology is also the basis of a Japanese Govern- ment funded collaboration between the

University of Kyoto, Universidad Na- cional Autónoma de México and New

Zealand’s GNS Science; “Hazard As- sessment of Large Earthquakes and Tsu- namis in the Mexican Paci? c Coast for

Disaster Mitigation”. Further signi? cant programs are also being proposed.

PRECISE, ACCESSIBLE INSIGHT

Our seabed deformation monitoring system is giving operators and scientists centimetric detail of sea? oor movement, to help manage and maximize their re- sources and monitor submarine plate tectonic movements in far greater detail than they have ever been able to do be- fore, all at a fraction of the cost of previ- ous methods.

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