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Trinidad & Tobago gets new $1.3m satellite system

Trinidad and Tobago now has a new $1.3 million dollar remote sensing satellite system to monitor the environment. The system is the only one of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago and Caricom and was acquired from the world’s leading provider of remote sensing ground stations the SeaSpace Corporation, California,USA. The Government under the Public Sector Investment Programme funded the satellite system.

The “real time” data derived from the satellite can monitor the dynamic marine conditions and would be able to address needs for up to date information relating to events such as the mass fish mortality, or oils spills, or sediment plumes emanating from major rivers, or thermal pollution from industrial facilities.