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. ISRO Developing Ocean Bottom Warning Sensors

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Bangalore, India (SPX) Jan 11, 2006
Indian Space Research Organisation is developing ocean bottom sensors that will help warn tsunami strikes in advance, the Press Trust Of India reports.

"We are developing the ocean bottom sensors for detecting variations in the pressures. This is the spin-off of our space technology. We are closely working with Ocean Development Department on this," said ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair. To put the tsunami-warning systems in place, the department has agreed that certain work will be shared between it and the Bangalore-headquartered ISRO, he said.

"So, we are going to provide satellite connectivity between the voice and platforms that they (Ocean Development Department) are putting in place, and also between seismic stations and control centres," Nair said.

He also said ISRO is working with the Ministry of Home Affairs to establish a disaster management support system which would address issues on preparedness and evacuation in the times of natural calamities like cyclones, floods and land-slides.

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France, Japan Aid Drought-Hit Kenya
Nairobi (AFP) Jan 11, 2006
France and Japan on Wednesday signed agreements with Kenya giving the drought-stricken east African nation grants and low-interest loans worth nearly 90 million dollars for rural power, water supply and farm aid.

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