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General
Data set name

Icelandic Wave Buoy Data Set

Data holding centreIcelandic Maritime Administration
CountryIceland  Iceland
Time period2000 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Around the coast of Iceland

Observations 
Parameters

Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Wave recorders

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises data from 8 wave buoys at: Gardskagi, Blakknes, Straumnes, Grimseyjarsund, Hornafjordur, Surtsey, Grindavik and Køgur. The measurements are collected by waverider buoys moored from 1.5 to 8.5 nmiles from the shore. Data are sent in real time over VHF and phone and made available on the website shortly after transmission.

OriginatorsIcelandic Maritime Administration
Data web sitehttp://skip.sigling.is/vedur_sjolag/srtISL.html
Availability 
OrganisationIcelandic Maritime Administration
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactGudjon Scheving or Mr Gisli Viggosson
Address

Icelandic Maritime Administration
Vesturvoer 2
Kopavogur

IS-200
Iceland

Telephone+354 560 0000
Facsimile5600060
Emailgudjon@sigling.is or gisli@sigling.is
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Research Institute
Local identifier16002002
Global identifier1421
Last revised2009-01-26