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UKOOA current, wind and wave data sets (1973-1988)

Data holding centreUnited Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1973 to 1988
Geographical area

Off-shore sites on the UK continental shelf


Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Wind strength and direction; Wave direction; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Spectral wave data parameters; Wave height and period statistics


Anemometers; meteorological packages; wave recorders; current meters


This data set comprises wind, wave, current and surface meteorology data collected by the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) at eight off-shore sites on the UK continental shelf. The data set includes data from 3 UKOOA Weatherships (gathered by Marex (now Paras)) operating between 1973 and 1977, and from the National Data Buoy DB/1 and its successors DB/2 and DB/3 (gathered by Thorn EMI) between 1978 and 1988. The UKOOA measurement sites are at the following locations: Site Latitude Longitude Water Start End Date ( min) ( min) Depth Date (m) DB1 South West 48 42.92N 008 58.25W 170 01 Jun 1978 01 Mar 1982 Approaches DB2 South West 48 44N 008 58W 156 27 Jun 1984 16 Aug 1986 Approaches DB2 West of Hebrides 58 58.73N 007 12.06W 167 12 Sep 1986 27 Dec 1988 DB3 West of Shetland 60 31N 002 52W 184 26 Jul 1984 21 Dec 1988 Boyle Station 50 40N 007 36W 107 24 May 1974 31 May 1977 Fitzroy Station 60 00N 004 00W 122 01 Dec 1973 31 May 1976 Stevenson Station 61 20N 0000 00E 159 20 Feb 1973 20 Feb 1976 BODC acts as the archiving centre for the above data on behalf of UKOOA. Frigg Ql Platform 59 52.72N 002 03.9E 100 01 Feb 1979 01 Apr 1983

OriginatorsUnited Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
OrganisationUnited Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director

United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
3 Hans Crescent

United Kingdom

Telephone+44 171 589 5255
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1089001
Global identifier853
Last revised2009-10-15