The OBSEA seismometer records an earthquake in Greece
17/11/2015 - An earthquake measuring 6.5 degrees on the Richter scale shook the Greek island of Lefkada in the Ionian Islands. The earthquake with its epicenter in the sea has been recorded by the seismometer OBSEA.
SARTI will give a web seminar on the activities developed under the European project Nexos
The SARTI-UPC group contributes to the development of smart interfaces that allow easy integration of new sensors and grants access to their data. During the web seminar (requires free registration) technologies used and developed under the Nexos project (http://www.nexosproject.eu/) will be shown.
Information about the seminar
OBSEA is a cabled seafloor observatory located 4 km off the Vilanova i la Geltru coast in a fishing protected area. It is connected to the coast by an energy and communications mixed cable.
The main advantages of having a cabled observatory are that it provides an uninterrupted power supply to the scientific instruments and offers a high bandwidth communication link. This way, real time data is available and problems encountered in battery powered systems are avoided. The proposed solution is the implementation of an optical Ethernet network that transmits data continuously to marine sensors connected to the observatory. With OBSEA, we can perform a real time observation of multiple parameters in the marine medium.