Macau (MNA) –The Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will be able to access data in real time collected by the Guangzhou-based Pearl River Hydraulic Research Institute (PRHRI) regarding marine meteorological information in order to enhance monitoring and storm surge forecasts for the city.
The Bureau announced on Friday that it expects to start receiving the information by the end of this year.
Several floating sea stations (buoys) installed by the PRHRI collect data related to water depth, current flow rate, current direction, wave height, wind speed, wind direction and air pressure.
The SMG will collect data from five buoys which are stationed near Macau – namely, below the Sai Van Bridge, on the sea near the eastern side of the Macau Peninsula, the southeast border of Macau’s territorial water, the exit of Mo Dao Men Channel, located southeast side of Macau, and Huangmao River Gate, located southwest of Macau.
The Macau SAR Government previously signed a contract with PRHRI to conduct a feasibility study on the proposed tidal barrier to be constructed in the Inner Harbour Area.