Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes
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|Wave buoy location||50° 37.36' N 002° 24.85' W|
|Approximate water depth||10.6 m CD|
|Approximate spring tidal range||2 m|
|Storm threshold||2.25 m|
Wave data are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy (shown above before a scheduled service), image courtesy of Fugro EMU Limited. The buoy was deployed on 18 December 2006, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.9° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.
|18/02/2016||The temperature processing required an update which has now been applied and readings are believed to be correct again.|
|11/02/2016||Following today's scheduled service the buoy appears to have started giving erroneously high temperature readings. All other readings are realistic but the buoy will be closely monitored and revisited if wave parameters become affected.|
|11/01/2016||Data stream appears to have stopped due to network works in the shore station area.|
|05/11/2015||There appears to be an issue with the receiving antenna at the shore station affecting the data feed for Chesil and Weymouth wave buoys. The site will be visited as soon as possible to rectify the issue.|
|15/07/2015||Buoy now re-deployed|
|09/07/2015||Scheduled service. Due to issues with HF connection the buoy had to be recovered for further tests.|
|29/05/2015||No data currently as the sailing centre at Weymouth are undertaking work on their internet connection and have switched off all power to their server room where the shore station is located|
|21/12/2012||Replacement buoy deployed|
|22/11/2012||Reports have been received of a large vessel with loss of power and dragging its anchor in the vicinity of the wave buoy, which has since stopped sending data. Recovery efforts are underway|
|24/07/2012||Buoy swapped for Olympics|
|20/10/2011||Buoy recovered and re-deployed|
|17/10/2011||A member of the public has kindly alerted us that the buoy has been caught up by a large vessel and is proceeding at a rate of knots towards Portland Harbour. Recovery efforts are underway.|
|12/12/2009||Scheduled service, hull swapped out for battery change and paintwork|
|05/07/2009||Power surge has caused computer failure in the shore station|
|11/02/2009||The data from the wave buoy are not being transmitted to the website and it appears that the cabling at the shore station has been damaged. Engineers are on site.|
|15/11/2008||There are problems at the shore station and the modem requires replacing.|