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Port Isaac

  

Additional Information

 Step gauge location  50° 35.651' N  004° 50.065' W
 Storm threshold  3.0 m

 

Wave and tide data are measured using an Etrometa step gauge which became operational on 15 July 2010. 

The gauge is situated on the outer breakwater by kind permission of Port Isaac Harbour Commissioners. The shore station is kindly hosted by George Cleave Fish Merchants and Seafood School. 

The primary purpose of the step gauge at Port Isaac is as a tide gauge, but the instrument also measures waves.  Some wave reflection from the sea wall is to be expected, but a reasonable estimation of wave height is anticipated.

 

17/09/2021 The brackets have been replaced and the Etrometa was serviced. 
13/09/2021

The brackets that hold the Etrometa sections in place are being replaced. 

We are aiming to complete the works and bring the tide gauge back online by 17/09/2021. 

11/05/2020 Scheduled service including remedial works replacing Etrometa section and the solar array. 
25/02/2020 Electrical works on site mean the power will be off until 26/02/2020.
05/12/2019 Unscheduled visit to replace PC at shore station.
01/09/2019 Unscheduled visit following data outage. The bottom two Etrometa sections were swapped out. 
02/08/2019

Structural survey to evaluate the condition of the instrument as it is nearing the end of its 10 year use life. 

Based on the conclusions of the report, the site's life will be extended for another 10 years by replacing the bracketing. 

04/07/2019 Scheduled service
25/01/2019 Scheduled service
12/07/2018 Scheduled service
05/11/2017 Scheduled service
26/06/2017 Scheduled service and shore station relocated within the same building. 
14/12/2016 Scheduled service and loss of data investigation. BT line fault was found and fixed. 
22/03/2016 Scheduled service
29/10/2015 Scheduled service
17/07/2015 Unscheduled visit to replace navigation light and solar panel on the western breakwater. 
30/04/2015 Scheduled service
11/11/2014   A power cut last night has stopped data transmission. Ongoing power issues will be resolved asap.
28/10/2014 Scheduled service
29/04/2014 Scheduled service
13/10/2013 Scheduled service
19/07/2013 Unscheduled visit to shore station to reconfigure PC and router. 
23/10/2013 Scheduled service
25/04/2013 Scheduled service
18/10/2012 Scheduled service
15/06/2012 Unscheduled site visit to swap out faulty PC
23/03/2012 Scheduled service
13/12/2010 Scheduled service

 

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