Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Boy! Oh Buoy!
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Boy! Oh Buoy!

Tsunami Detection Buoy Installed 350 Kilometers South of Bali


Bali News: Boy! Oh Buoy!
Click Image to Enlarge

(11/27/2011)

Following a breakdown in 2007 linked to equipment failure, The Agency For The Assessment And Application Of Technology
(BPPT)
 in cooperation with the government of Australia, has re-launched a tsunami detector in the seas south of Bali. In a ceremony held on board the MV Baruna Jaya IV at Bali’s port of Benoa on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, the tsunami detector was rechristened before its eventual installation in the ocean some 350 kilometers south of the island.

Quoted in NusaBali, Wayan Wira Yogantara of the Indonesia Tsunami Buoy Team, said: Because the tsunami detector installed in 2007 experienced a malfunction, BPPT in cooperation with Australia is now installing a detector south of Bali.”

Ridwan Djamaludin, the Deputy Chief of BPPT, said the installation of the buoy was essential as part of an early warning system against any tsunami threat that might come from the south. The warnings issued by the equipment have the potential of saving lives of coastal people living in Indonesia and Australia.

The detection system is comprised of a buoy that floats on the ocean’s surface and an Ocean Bottom Unit (OBU) installed on sea’s floor. The two instruments, working in tandem, constantly monitor the ocean’s depth, communicating this information to a satellite system that instantly relays the data to Australia and Indonesia centers that monitor the threat of natural disasters. Ridwan explained that it takes only 1.5 minutes for a change in the ocean’s depth to be reported to land stations and no more than 10 minutes to interpret the raw data and relay an early warning to the public in Australia and Indonesia.

The new buoy is being installed in waters that are 4,600 meters deep.

Ridwan called on coastal peoples, particularly fishermen, to safeguard the tsunami detection buoys, bearing in mind the detectors'  importance to protecting the lives of thousands of people living on the surrounding shores.

Related Articles

[Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
 
[Tsunami Buoys Activated]

[Tsunami Warning System]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Murder at Bali Emerald Villas in Sanur, Bali
Long-Time Bali Resident Bob Ellis Murdered in What Police Believe was Murder-for-Hire Scheme Orchestrated by His Wife, Noor Ellis
(10/24/2014)
Fighting Malaria in Bali
Denpasar Health Officials Undertake Educative Steps and Fogging to Prevent Upswing in Dengue Fever Cases
(10/24/2014)
November Fuel Price Hike Increasingly Certain
Kompas.com Reports Premium Fuel Prices to Increase 46% on November 1, 2104
(10/24/2014)
Harmony Inside
A Solo exhibition by I Made Wiradana, "Harmony Inside" November 20 - December 18, 2014 at Ganesha Gallery – Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran
(10/24/2014)
Living in an Age of Contagion
Bali Isolates Patient Suspected of Contracting MERS-CoV
(10/24/2014)
Denpasar to Dili Daily
Garuda Starts Daily Flights between Bali and Timor Leste
(10/24/2014)
Picking Fave – orites
Archipelago International Opens 5th Favehotel in Bali
(10/24/2014)
Bali and Beyond: Reading on Borneo
Bookshelf: 'Looking for Borneo' – Insights into the Endless Beauty of the World’s Third Largest Island
(10/24/2014)
Adolescent Desires
Australian Philip Robert Grandfield Deported to Australia After Six Years in Prison on Pedophilia Conviction
(10/24/2014)
Change Has Gotta Come
Putting Bali’s Illegal Moneychangers Out of Business
(10/24/2014)
It’s Beginning to Look a Lotte Like Christmas
BIWA Christmas Bazaar at Lottte Mart Saturday, November 16, 2014
(10/24/2014)
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
All [News]!