Taking the Internet Underwater

Date: 15/11/2013

Wireless networks span the globe but they don’t go underwater. The University at Buffalo is developing a
deep-sea Internet. The technological breakthrough could lead to improvements in tsunami detection, offshore oil and natural gas exploration, surveillance, pollution monitoring and other activities. A submerged wireless network will give an unprecedented ability to collect and analyze data from the oceans in real time. Making the information available to anyone with a smartphone or computer, especially when a tsunami or other type of disaster occurs, could help save lives. Photos of the system in action are available at


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