Shanghai to improve warning system for sea disasters relief

Shanghai to improve warning system for sea disasters relief

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Officials in Shanghai, China are aiming to improve the early warning system for maritime disasters that might hit Shanghai, pledging to provide residents with 48 hours warning. Shanghai plans to update its monitoring system including meteorological satellites, oceanic satellites, remote sensing planes in the sky, surface wave radars and big buoys along with other sensing facilities in the sea. It is aimed that by the end of 2010, the eastern metropolis would be able expand its ability to monitor ocean events from 200 to 600 kilometers off shore. Situated not far from the Chinese coast, Shanghai is vulnerable to calamities that might be caused by typhoons and possible tsunami.