Global Sea Level Observing System
The Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) is an
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissionprogram whose purpose is to measure sea levelglobally for long-term climate change studies. The program's purpose has changed since the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquakeand the program now collects realtime measurements of sea level. The project is currently upgrading the over 290 stations it currently runs, so that they can send realtime data via satellite to newly set up national tsunamicentres. They are also fitting the stations with solar panels so they can continue to operate even if the mains power supply is interrupted by severe weather. It should be noted though that the Global Sea Level Observing System does not compete with Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamisas most GLOSS transducers are located close to land masses while DART's transducers are far out in the ocean.
* [http://www.gloss-sealevel.org/ A website that list current programs news maps etc]
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