Wind and wave data from North Sea Platforms (1974-1987)

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Data holding centreUnited Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodVarious periods between 1974 and 1987
Geographical area

North Sea


Wind strength and direction; Wave direction; Spectral wave data parameters; Wave height and period statistics


Anemometers; wave recorders


The data set comprises various measurements of winds and waves, mostly collected by Marex (now Paras), on behalf of UKOOA. Wind data from Brent Platform and wind and wave data from North Cormorant were gathered by Shell. The data set is detailed below. Site Latitude Longitude Water Start Date End Date (° min) (° min) Depth (m) Beryl Field 59 30N 001 30E 140 01 Jan 1979 31 Oct 1981 Foula Data Buoy 60 07.5N 002 57W 155 05 Dec 1976 31 Dec 1978 Brent Platform 61 04N 001 43E 140 01 Jan 1978 31 May 1980 North Cormorant 61 14N 001 10E 161 01 Sep 1983 31 Aug 1987 Forties FB 57 40N 000 50E 128 01 Dec 1976 31 May 1980 Forties Field 57 40N 000 50E 128 20 Jun 1974 31 May 1977 Note that at Beryl Field wind data collection began on 01 October 1976. Also, at Forties Field, wind data are a composite from various vessels between 20 June 1974 and 21 October 1975 and were compiled from Forties FC, FA and Montrose A between 29 November 1975 and 30 November 1976. Most of the above data, except that at North Cormorant, are also held by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC).

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 identifier1089002
Global identifier854
Last revised2009-10-15