Installation of two new tide gauges at Ile Rousse in Corsica and in the port of La Figueirette (Théoule-sur-Mer)
As part of the French project for creating a Regional Centre for Tsunami warnings in the North-east Atlantic and the Mediterranean (CRATANEM project 2009-2012), run by the civil security agency of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Local Government and Immigration (MIOMCTI/DSC) and by the department for the prevention of risk of the Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing (MEDDTL/DGPR), SHOM is increasing the density of its network for observing sea levels (RONIM) with the aim of being able to detect tsunamis in the Mediterranean by the national tsunami warning centre (CENALT), which will be accommodated within atomic energy commissariat (CEA/DAM).
In this context, SHOM has installed two new tide gauges on the Ile Rousse in Corsicaand in the portof La Figueirette (commune of Théoule-sur-Mer). The real-time transmission of sea level measurements will therefore make it possible to observe any tsunami coming from the LigurianSeaor from the North African coast.
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