Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes
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Note that these are real-time data and are not quality-controlled. Long-range graphs are plotted from a randomised subsample of half-hourly data.
|Wave buoy location||53° 55.03' N 000° 03.95' W|
|Approximate water depth||12 m CD|
|Approximate spring tidal range||5 m|
|Storm alert threshold||3.44 m|
Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy (photograph of DWR deployment in West Bay, courtesy of Fugro EMU Ltd). The buoy was deployed on 05 June 2008 at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.2° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.
|08/10/2019||The buoy has been sent adrift. Rescue operations are underway.|
|10/04/2019||The RXC unit was replaced and data is being received again|
|06/04/2019||The RXC unit stopped working and data is no longer being received at the shore station|
|22/03/2018||The buoy has been redeployed|
|06/03/2018||The buoy was successfully recovered.|
|05/03/2018||The buoy has come ashore, but is still in the surf, making recovery very difficult|
|03/03/2018||The buoy is adrift, a recovery team is en route.|
|09/04/2015||Scheduled service. Buoy swapped out.|
|09/10/2012||Battery changed and mooring replaced|
|05/06/2011||Buoy cut adrift. Kindly retrieved by Hornsea Rescue lifeboat|
|04/02/2010||Buoy swap due to poor data quality, vessel impact suspected. Recovered buoy sent to Datawell for check and re-calibration|
|02/02/2010||Odd-looking data are being investigated|
|11/12/2009||Scheduled service, hull swapped for battery change|
Scheduled service and GPS antenna replaced
|18/07/2008||GPS antenna showing signs of failure|