Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes
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|Location||50°36.17262'N 002° 31.34520' W|
|Approximate water depth||
|Tidal Range||Approx spring tidal range = 3.1m|
Photos courtesy of EMU.
Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was first deployed on 1 January 2007. The first image shows the buoy buried in Chesil beach.
The shore station is kindly hosted by Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
02/03/2013 Scheduled service
24/07/2012 Scheduled service, buoy replaced
10/01/2012 Scheduled service
19/05/2011 Scheduled service
24/11/2010 Scheduled service. New mooring deployed
11/05/2010 Scheduled service
09/11/2009 Scehduled service
05/07/2009 Power surge has caused computer failure in the shore station.
04/06/2009 Scheduled service, hull swapped out for battery change
15/112008 Phone line found to be unplugged at the shore station.
06/11/2008 Scheduled service, GPS change and investigation of suspect mooring.
16/05/2008 Scheduled service
27/11/2007 Scheduled service
12/01/2007 The wave buoy has developed a fault, which is under investigation by Datawell. Only the GPS position and sea surface temperature are correct.
09/01/2007 The wave buoy has come away from its mooring and has been recovered. The buoy will be re-deployed as soon as the faults previously identified have been fixed.