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Agriculture & Environment

Disaster early-warning systems

Disaster monitoring systems help protect populated areas, providing early warning information that could mean the difference between life and death.

Robust onshore and offshore sensors attached to buoys monitor sea level sending real-time data to headquarters. When a sudden change suggests the possibility of a tsunami, the data is assessed against tidal and seismic readings. Within minutes, coastal residents are alerted via pre-recorded phone calls and text messages telling them to move to higher ground.