06-20-2008 13:46Special Report: 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
To ensure smooth sailing for the Olympics, a special buoy was placed in the waters near the coastal city of Qingdao to monitor the sailing competitions.
The buoy even has a name: it's called the Ocean Environmental Monitoring buoy. It's the most advanced buoy product that currently exists. The buoy can collect data such as wind speed and the velocity of water flow. Four of these high tech gadgets have been placed in the competition waters.
This buoy system will also issue data on water temperature and weather conditions. This is the first time that this kind of buoy system is being used for competitions.