China’s first submarine observation system set up in Sanya
A submarine observation system will soon launch in Sanya, enabling China to strengthen its field of ocean observation.
The system was jointly launched by the Institute of Oceanology and other institutions, under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The submarine observation system consists of a variety of equipment, including an onshore base station, 2-km optical fiber cable, two junction boxes and three observation instruments.
China will now be able to obtain data from the country's southern territorial waters for civil use directly from its onshore base station, according to an institute statement.
List as one of the national major scientific infrastructure projects, the system is aimed at improving China's marine observation ability and the level of technical development equipment.