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||50° 39.03' N 001° 07.67' W|
|Approximate water depth||10.7 m CD|
|Approximate spring tidal range||3.3 m|
|Storm threshold||2.5 m|
Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 10 July 2003 from the MV Wessex Explorer, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.9° west, changing by 0.14° east per year.
|15/11/2017||Due to technical difficulties during a scheduled service, the buoy was recovered. It will be redeployed ASAP.|
|09/07/2015||The buoy has been re-deployed|
|06/07/2015||The buoy came adrift earlier today. It has kindly been recovered by a local mariner and is safely moored in Bembridge|
|18/07/2013||Buoy came adrift from mooring at 01:00. Now recovered to Langstone harbour|
|06/12/2012||Scheduled service plus battery change|
|04/12/2012||Data stopped being transmitted at 21:30. Will be serviced at earliest opportunity|
|03/06/2010||Scheduled service and hull swap|
|13/02/2009||Scheduled service and hull swap|
|02/02/2007||The router has failed and is being reduced but the buoy is continuing to record data|
|13/05/2004||W@ves21 software updated|
|01/09/2003||The phone line problem has been fixed. Backlog of data has now been transferred.|
|28/08/2003||No data transferred due to phone line problems|
|29/03/2003||Internet connection at Sandown shorestation is down, BT have been notified|