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China develops high-accuracy marine positioning device

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-05-25 19:01

BEIJING - Chinese researchers have developed a device to conduct marine positioning with high accuracy, according to the Science and Technology Daily on Friday.

The device was disclosed at a science forum in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province. The researchers from Harbin Engineering University monitored and collected data from 200 observation stations and independently developed the navigation positioning device to within one meter accuracy, the newspaper said.

It can fully support domestic made high-end devices for oil exploitation, laying pipelines, searching and salvaging, and offshore wind power.

The device is under the BeiDou navigation system. Named after the Chinese term for the Big Dipper constellation, the BeiDou project was formally initiated in 1994.

It began to serve China in 2000 and the Asia-Pacific region at the end of 2012.

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