Ocean waves are monitored continuously at the entrance to
Saldanha Bay in South Africa. Detailed information is directly available in real-time,
for operational purposes, to NPA (Saldanha Bay).
The data is gathered with a non-directional
buoy, situated at 33° 2'60.00"S, 17°58'23.99"E in 23 m water,
0.5 km off the berm. Measurements are processed on board, and transmitted
to a shore station every half hour. The analysed data is then downloaded
in near real-time to the Stellenbosch office of the CSIR,
where it is stored in a database.
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