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2010.10.28 update
[DONET was awarded]

DONET received the “Informative Month Promotion Conference Chairman Award” in FY 2010 from the Individuals, Companies and Information Processing Systems for Their Contributions to Today’s Information-Rich Society. The award is granted to individuals, companies and information processing systems that have contributed to today’s information society, thereby further promoting and raising public awareness and understanding of it.

DONET was appreciated on the criteria below to receive the award:

  • The most dense observation network for earthquake and tsunami deployed on the seafloor in the seismogenic zone
  • Various kinds of observations in real-time at multiple points in the deep sea
  • Possible contributions on improving the accuracy of earthquake early warning and tsunami forecasting and understanding of the mechanism for generation of the subduction zone earthquakes.