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Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  53° 55.03' N  000° 03.95' W
 WMO code  6201019
 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.

23/10/2019 The buoy has been redeployed.
08/10/2019 The buoy has been sent adrift and was recovered. A replacement buoys will be deployed ASAP. 
01/05/2019 Scheduled service
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
12/09/2018 Scheduled service
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.
19/02/2018 Scheduled service
26/08/2017 Scheduled service
09/12/2016 Scheduled service
07/06/2016 Scheduled service
Scheduled service
09/04/2015 Scheduled service. Buoy swapped out.
04/06/2014 Scheduled service
17/11/2013 Scheduled service
09/10/2012 Battery changed and mooring replaced
09/02/2012 Scheduled service
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
06/06/2008 Scheduled service


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