A researcher from the University of Maryland, Mehdi Kalantari, has come up with an early warning system that could help avert major bridge disasters. Many old or faulty bridges are too costly to monitor or to fix and bridge collapses are quite common in these cases.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) has roped in five universities to deploy more than 6000 seismic sensors in classrooms and civilian homes for detecting movements from the earth.
A subsidiary of Acorn Energy, US Seismic Systems (USSI) has received an order from an oilfield services company to design and develop a large-scale seismic system, which will be based upon its advanced fiber optic sensor technology.
QuakeFinder has declared that it is planning to undertake a major expansion of its Earthquake sensor network comprising over 60 instruments.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with its headquarters in Panama City is a unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The institute has a research facility at Barro Colorado Island which includes a seismic sensor that was installed in 2006.
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's seismic monitoring station located at the Barro Colorado Island research facility has detected an unusual signal from waves occurring in Lake Gatun.
The inertial sensing technology, a joint effort of HP and Shell, was enhanced with higher sensitivity and ability to operate at ultra-low frequencies.
Instrument Concepts, a Canadian company specializing in sensor technology design and service solutions, has added a smart hydrophone with Ethernet link in its range of acoustic sensing products.
The residents of Taiwan would soon be getting earthquake or tsunami warnings with enough time to evacuate their buildings, thanks to the Seabed Sensor that is to be installed shortly.
On March 11, 2011, NEPTUNE Canada’s sensors in the Juan de Fuca Strait detected tsunami activity.