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DARTDART® (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis)

DART® real-time tsunami monitoring systems, developed by PMEL, are positioned at strategic locations throughout the ocean and play a critical role in tsunami forecasting.

New! DART® Patent Licensing Application form (PDF format) and Instructions (Word format)

Photo of deployed DART buoy

Map showing DART buoy locations
On the left is the first operational DART® buoy system design.
The map (above) is from NOAA magazine, March 10, 2008 .
See Current deployed DART locations from NDBC - view with interactive map
See Latest map of planned and deployed locations from NCTR

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