Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | October 30, 2014

Robinson Crusoe Island: Ocean Sentinel (CTBTO / UN TV)

HA03 is located on Robinson Crusoe Island of Juan Fernandez archipelago, around 670 kilometres west of the Chilean mainland.

HA03 is located on Robinson Crusoe Island of Juan Fernandez archipelago, around 670 kilometres west of the Chilean mainland.

The United Nations TV/CTBTO jointly-produced documentary features the reconstruction of hydroacoustic station HA03, on Robinson Crusoe Island off the Chilean coast, which had been destroyed by a tsunami in February 2010. HA03, as part of the International Monitoring System (IMS) that verifies compliance with the CTBT, is important for assuring coverage of large parts of the South Pacific Ocean. Due to the remoteness and the specific configuration of HA03, this was the most complex and costly reconstruction effort to date. The documentary will be made available in all six official UN languages.

Robinson Crusoe Island – a place so remote that the famous novel by Daniel Defoe was inspired by its history. But the island’s modern-day role is far from fictional. Today it’s a crucial link in the planet’s security network – keeping a constant look-out for seismic events, both natural and man-made.

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