Tide gauge data

The seafront at Tobermory
The seafront at Tobermory ©

29 September 2006

Continuing our commitment to online data delivery, BODC announce near real time raw (unchecked) data can now be obtained from the entire UK Tide Gauge Network, with the exception of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly.

This improved service is well timed, with some of the highest spring tides for the year being forecast for October.

The Tide Gauge Network forms part of the National Tidal & Sea Level Facility (NTSLF). NTSLF is hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, formerly the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), and BODC is responsible for the management of the tide gauge data and their access via the web.

The NTSLF was established in 2002 to reflect the importance of national sea level monitoring to the public and government, as well as to the academic community. Quality controlled processed data are available for download — free of charge.