NEW COWES WEATHER STATION GOES LIVE
HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSNEW COWES WEATHER STATION GOES LIVE
14 Apr 2021
Data from two new monitoring stations is now displayed on CHC’s website Photo: Cowes Harbour Commission
COWES HARBOUR COMMISSION
Two new environmental monitoring stations on the River Medina on the Isle of Wight are now helping commercial and leisure vessels navigate the harbour safely.
Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and OceanWise completed the project to install a fixed weather station at Shepards Marina providing tide height and visibility information and a floating weather station in the main harbour giving information on harbour wind speed and direction, temperature and barometric pressure. Data is then fed to the online Cowes Weather Station on the CHC website.
Cowes Harbour Master Ed Walker said that navigational safety was the harbour’s top priority. “The new Cowes Weather Station is the latest CHC stakeholder benefit project designed to help us, leisure and commercial stakeholders continue to operate safely,” he said.
Monitoring the environment
“Delivered with OceanWise’s expertise in marine data it will also enable CHC to monitor and manage key environmental data for the harbour.”
OceanWise has installed similar systems at other ports in the UK, including ABP Southampton, London, Dover and Liverpool. For this project at Cowes, the company used a range of monitoring instruments including the Valeport Tide Gauge and Biral Visibility Sensor. Data from the sensors is collected and transmitted using the company’s telemetry service and data management and display system (Port-Log).