Tide Station Continues Measuring throughout Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage on the Caribbean island of Dominica on the night of 19-20 September. Data from the OceanWise and GIS SRL monitoring station installed on the island's east coast stopped being received at around 02:30 AST, both via the US GOES satellite system and the island's cellular network. Nothing more was heard from the station, and the worst was feared. Then, after eight days, data started to appear on Port-Log.net again. New data was displayed first, and then all of the missing data was sent through as the backlog was cleared. Both Valeport's pressure sensor and OceanWise's supplied Smart Telemetry modem,... (read more)
2017-10-02 11:10:23

Live Tide and Weather Using Twitter

Ohmex is to present a solution providing live updates on tides and weather through Twitter. Demonstrations of live data from a gauge located along the eastern side of the NOC dock area are taking place during Ocean Business 2013, to be held from 9 to 11 April 2013 in Southampton, UK. The demo data will be available to 'follow' on www.twitter.com/ohmex or can be viewed on www.tidegauge.com. The original suggestion for a social network based data service came from a pilot working at a port on the North East coast of England. Using harbour instruments made by Ohmex the pilot... (read more)
2013-03-13 11:26:14

Hydromagic Adds Current Tide Level Calculation

Eye4Software’s hydrographic survey package, Hydromagic version 5.1, has been released. The software maps the bottom of a river, pond or ocean in 3D by using a (D)GPS or RTK positioning system combined with an echo sounder or fish finder. This version supports real-time calculation of the current tide level by using a RTK receiver connected to the PC. The tide is calculated using the antenna height, antenna offset and a geoid model. The tide level is then applied to the sounding, resulting in a height value relative to the local vertical datum. Another addition is the possible use of OpenStreetMap,... (read more)
2013-05-29 03:19:34

Valeport Reports Higher Sales of Tide Gauges

UK-based Valeport has reported a surge in sales of tide gauge equipment in its most recent quarter. The manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation said that sales of tide gauge equipment rose 22% compared with the same period in 2016. Valeport’s performance and reliability in tide gauges is well renowned and the firm confirm that sales across the portfolio of tide gauge instrumentation including TideMasters, Radar sensors and the TideStation are significantly ahead of forecast. Valeport’s tidal observation hub, TideStation, optimises performance of instrumentation and is designed to be flexible in its configuration and has Valeport’s industry leading tide gauge... (read more)
2017-06-01 09:50:05

Valeport Launches Turnkey Tide Measurement Solution

Valeport has introduced a self-contained tidal observation solution, the TideStation, which optimises performance of instrumentation and provides a simple-to-install and easy-to-maintain tidal observation hub. It has been designed to be flexible in its configuration and has Valeport’s tide gauge system at its core. The compact and robust TideStation unit offers pressure, radar and hybrid tidal observation techniques coupled with interfaces to other meteorological, telemetry and third-party systems. Simplicity of installation and use was at the forefront of the TideStation’s development. The single unit includes all infrastructure required to maintain power to the tide and meteorological equipment and communications system contained... (read more)
2016-07-27 09:15:50

GNSS Real-time Tide Measurement Package

C-Nav, USA, has launched its GNSS real-time tide measurement package, C-Tides. The suite combines the vertical accuracy of C-Nav's GNSS Precise Point Positioning service with ocean and coastal tide models. features real-time filters and vessel dynamics, a choice of world-wide Mean Sea Surface or regional reference frame models, and tidal prediction for mission planning. C-Tides Offline utilities include data smoothing and outlier rejection, harmonic analysis, Doodson X0 filter and a LAT option.  The results are suitable for combining with other suitably calibrated vertical components to achieve IHO S-44 Order 1 or better.  (read more)
2013-06-04 10:34:21

Hong Kong Maps Tide in Real Time

The Hydrographic Office of the Marine Department in Hong Kong has launched a real-time tide map. It displays the real-time tides at eleven locations along the Hong Kong shore, from a variety of observatories. These are managed by the Hydrographic Office, the Hong Kong Observatory and the Airport Authority. The graphs display the measured tide in real time and the predicted tide height for a 48-hour time frame. It also is possible to display the data as a table for each measure point. The data is accessible online. (read more)
2013-11-25 11:34:10

Tide Predictions Made Easy on the iPad

ChronGlobal (USA) has released a new app designed specifically for iPad users. Tide: Tidal Chronoscope HD uses the iPad’s GPS to deliver accurate and current tide predictions worldwide in stunning HD graphics. The original version of this app is already widely popular, with fishing and boating enthusiasts embracing it as the ultimate tidal guide. The app helps users who are interested in obtaining tide information for mostly anywhere on the globe. Tide: Tidal Chronoscope HD automatically retrieves local tide predictions from more than 9,400 worldwide tidal reporting stations, and lets users add their own custom reporting stations. Ira Kriëger said... (read more)
2012-06-05 02:07:09

Real-time Tide Gauge Enforces Network

The 44th tide gauge for SHOM’s RONIM1 network has been installed in Port-la-Nouvelle, near Narbonne (France) on 29 May 2013. The installation improves the cooperation between the SHOM and the Languedoc-Roussillon region which already includes tide gauge installations in Sète and Port-Vendres. The measurements of the tide gauge in Port-la-Nouvelle are available on the REFMAR2 portal and on the website of the Commission Océanographique Intergouvernementale (COI). (read more)
2013-06-03 09:40:13

Planet Ocean Distributes Radac Radar Wave & Tide Sensor

Planet Ocean (UK) has signed an exclusive representation agreement with Radac (The Netherlands). The agreement covers the UK and Republic of Ireland. Radac has been developing the WaveGuide system since 1996. This high-quality radar-based system monitors waves, tides and water levels. The WaveGuide is compact, reliable and robust. Where a fixed structure such as a platform, turbine or jetty already exists, it offers a simpler-to-install, largely maintenance-free alternative to buoy-based systems. The WaveGuide is a standalone system, which requires no calibration. It incorporates a web interface which allows direct access to the wave data. Unique to Radac is the WaveGuide... (read more)
2015-06-01 11:13:14
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