Inocar installed a sea buoy to detect Tsunamis in Esmeraldas
At 70 nautical miles off the coast of the province of Esmeraldas, the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy (INOCAR) installed a tsunami detection buoy at a depth of 2,900 meters.
The INOCAR staff and officials of the Mediterranean Maritime Signals of Spain and Sonardyne, from England, made the work aboard the research vessel Orion.
Likewise, they performed the maintenance of the Ebm22-Tsu buoy, which also detects tsunamis, located 60 miles from Manta, installed in 2011, to 1,600 m deep.
Through a communication system called Iridium, these buoys transmit data to the Oceanic Monitoring Center.
In addition, it also possess a software in which the graphs generated with the information received can be observed. The Inocar and other users of the service as the Presidency, the Department of Risk Management, The NOAA and others will have access to this information.