This technical document speaks of the ocean’s storage of heat and carbon and its connection with the rate and degree of changes in climate and in the Earth climate system. Long-time series data requires cable systems that join continents and form the fabric of the Internet. These cables appear to offer a low cost support mechanism for the placement of instruments to obtain time series data. This document considers the implications for telecommunications companies. It explores existing technologies, future green ones, some assumptions and their responses, and finally, some evaluations and considerations with regards to the findings collected in this report. The study concludes that it is feasible to support a modest number of low power instruments in green repeaters.
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Organization: ITU, UNESCO, WMO
Topics: Energy, Water, Environment, Science, Technology, Risk Reduction/Management, International Law and Policy
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2012