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Wave buoys Observations - Australia - near real-time

Integrated Marine Observing System
Australian Bureau of Meteorology ; Department of Transport (DoT), Western Australian Government ; Department of Environment and Science (DES), Queensland Government ; Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), New South Wales Government ; Gippsland Ports ; Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) ; The University of Western Australia (UWA) ; Deakin University ; Pilbara Ports Authority ; Flinders University ; South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
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Buoy data from the following organisations contribute to the National Wave Archive: Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (part of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), which has assumed function of the former NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)); Bureau of Meteorology; Western Australia Department of Transport (DOT); the Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES); the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS); Gippsland Ports; the NSW Nearshore Wave Data Program from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE); the University of Western Australia (UWA); Deakin University, Pilbara Ports Authority and Flinders University and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI). The data from MHL, BOM, DOT, DES, Gippsland Ports and Pilbara Ports Authority, is gathered by the Waverider system developed by the Dutch company, Datawell. Some older wave data were collected using non-directional Waverider buoys. As technology advanced and directional measuring capabilities were developed in wave buoys, wave buoy networks were gradually upgraded to directional Waverider buoys. Therefore, some older datasets do not have directional information whereas newer datasets have directional information. The data from IMOS, the NSW Nearshore Wave Data Program, DPE, UWA, Deakin, Flinders University and SARDI comes from Spotter Wave Buoys, developed by Sofar Ocean Technologies, which collect data similarly to the Waverider system. BOM, DES, DOT, MHL, IMOS (some) and Gippsland Ports - The wave buoy data is issued in GTS bulletins (which are only available for 24 hours) : IOWK01 (in BUFR format) and SWWE01 (CREX format). The data is collated by the Bureau into a CSV file (containing the last 24 hours of observations) which is updated every hour, at 5 minutes past the hour. This data is provided via WFS to the AODN. IMOS (some), DPE, UWA, Deakin, Flinders University + SARDI - The data is updated every hour, at 40 minutes past the hour. Pilbara Ports Authority - The data is uploaded every hour, at 30 minutes past the hour.Maintenance and Update Frequency: continualStatement: Waverider buoy data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Telecommunication System (GTS) is provided, as delivered, by the Bureau of Meteorology. In March 2018, Queensland buoys were added. In July 2020, NSW MHL buoys were added. In September 2020, Victorian buoys were added. In April 2021, IMOS buoys were added, with more added In November 2021. In November 2002 UWA, NSW Nearshore Wave Data Program, Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program and Pilbara Port's buoys were added. In August 2023 Flinders University + SARDI buoys were added. This data is collated by AODN, and made available as a timeseries. The location of the buoy in the WMO message is recorded in degrees, minutes (not seconds), hence the location is only accurate to 1-2 kilometres.Statement: UPDATE - In November 2022, existing data from MHL, BOM, DOT, DES, IMOS and Gippsland Port were reformatted to comply with a new NetCDF file standard.&rft.creator=Australian Bureau of Meteorology &rft.creator=Department of Transport (DoT), Western Australian Government &rft.creator=Department of Environment and Science (DES), Queensland Government &rft.creator=Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), New South Wales Government &rft.creator=Gippsland Ports &rft.creator=Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) &rft.creator=The University of Western Australia (UWA) &rft.creator=Deakin University &rft.creator=Pilbara Ports Authority &rft.creator=Flinders University &rft.creator=South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) &rft.date=2017&rft.coverage=114,-31 114,-30.000000000000007 115,-30.000000000000007 115,-31 114,-31&rft.coverage=115,-33 115,-31 116,-31 116,-33 115,-33&rft.coverage=129,-11 129,-10 130,-10 130,-11 129,-11&rft.coverage=141,-12.999999999999986 141,-11 142,-11 142,-12.999999999999986 141,-12.999999999999986&rft.coverage=145,-17 145,-16 146,-16 146,-17 145,-17&rft.coverage=147,-20 147,-19 148,-19 148,-20 147,-20&rft.coverage=151,-24 151,-23.000000000000014 152,-23.000000000000014 152,-24 151,-24&rft.coverage=152,-25 152,-24 153,-24 153,-25 152,-25&rft.coverage=149,-22 149,-21.000000000000014 150,-21.000000000000014 150,-22 149,-22&rft.coverage=153,-29 153,-25 154,-25 154,-27 155,-27 155,-28 154,-28 154,-29 153,-29&rft.coverage=153,-31 153,-30.000000000000007 154,-30.000000000000007 154,-31 153,-31&rft.coverage=114,-34 114,-33 115,-33 115,-34 114,-34&rft.coverage=151,-35.00000000000001 151,-33 152,-33 152,-35.00000000000001 151,-35.00000000000001&rft.coverage=150,-37.99999999999999 150,-37 151,-37 151,-37.99999999999999 150,-37.99999999999999&rft.coverage=147,-37.99999999999999 147,-37 148,-37 148,-37.99999999999999 147,-37.99999999999999&rft.coverage=121,-35.00000000000001 121,-33 122,-33 122,-35.00000000000001 121,-35.00000000000001&rft.coverage=136,-37 136,-35.999999999999986 137,-35.999999999999986 137,-37 136,-37&rft.coverage=150,-35.999999999999986 150,-35.00000000000001 151,-35.00000000000001 151,-35.999999999999986 150,-35.999999999999986&rft.coverage=116.99999999999999,-35.999999999999986 116.99999999999999,-35.00000000000001 118.00000000000001,-35.00000000000001 118.00000000000001,-35.999999999999986 116.99999999999999,-35.999999999999986&rft.coverage=145,-42.999999999999986 145,-42.00000000000001 146,-42.00000000000001 146,-42.999999999999986 145,-42.999999999999986&rft.coverage=148,-42.999999999999986 148,-42.00000000000001 149,-42.00000000000001 149,-42.999999999999986 148,-42.999999999999986&rft_rights=The location of the buoy in the WMO message is recorded in degrees, minutes (not seconds), hence the location is only accurate to 1-2 kilometres.&rft_rights=The data are near real time and have not be quality assured.&rft_rights= http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/&rft_rights=http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png&rft_rights=WWW:LINK-1.0-http--related&rft_rights=License Graphic&rft_rights=Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License&rft_rights=http://creativecommons.org/international/&rft_rights=WWW:LINK-1.0-http--related&rft_rights=WWW:LINK-1.0-http--related&rft_rights=License Text&rft_rights=The licence details for use of this data is free and unrestricted. We request that attribution is Department of Transport [W.A]; State of Queensland, Department of Environment and Science; Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), New South Wales Government; Gippsland Ports; Integrated Marine Observing System; University of Western Australia (UWA); Deakin University, Pilbara Ports Authority, Flinders University and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) [year-of-data-downloaded], Wave buoys Observations - Australia - near real-time, Downloaded from [url] on [date-of-download].&rft_rights=Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/other/disclaimer.shtml for Bureau disclaimer details.&rft_rights=DOT buoys - The Dept of Transport [W.A] provides this data with the following disclaimer: The Dept of Transport does not provide any warranty as to the accuracy of the Information nor as to its reliability. No person or corporation should act solely on the Information without considering, and, if necessary, seeking verification of the Information from an alternative information supplier. Neither Transport nor any member officer or employee undertakes responsibility in any way whatsoever to any person or corporation in respect of the Information including any errors or omissions therein however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise. (Dept of) Transport and all its member officers and employees expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person or corporation into whose hands the Information may come whether as purchased or otherwise, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person or corporation in reliance in whole or part upon the whole or any part of the Information.&rft_rights=DES buoys - The Coastal Impacts Unit, DES disclaims all responsibility for the information provided, and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages, and costs that may be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason&rft_rights=MHL buoys - New disclaimer (November 2022) - NSW buoys Recipients of this ocean wave data will be subject to the following conditions: The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) [NSW] provides this data with the following disclaimer: The Department of Planning and Environment does not provide any warranty as to the accuracy of the Information nor as to its reliability. No person or corporation should act solely on the Information without considering, and, if necessary, seeking verification of the Information from an alternative information supplier. Neither DPE nor any member officer or employee undertakes responsibility in any way whatsoever to any person or corporation in respect of the Information including any errors or omissions therein however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise. DPE and all its member officers and employees expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person or corporation into whose hands the Information may come whether as purchased or otherwise, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person or corporation in reliance in whole or part upon the whole or any part of the Information. The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) [NSW] disclaims all responsibility for the information provided, and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages, and costs that may be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason. Please refer to the NSW Government data disclaimer on SEED https://www.seed.nsw.gov.au/copyright-disclaimer. Former disclaimer - The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) [NSW] provides this data with the following disclaimer: The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment does not provide any warranty as to the accuracy of the Information nor as to its reliability. No person or corporation should act solely on the Information without considering, and, if necessary, seeking verification of the Information from an alternative information supplier. Neither DPIE nor any member officer or employee undertakes responsibility in any way whatsoever to any person or corporation in respect of the Information including any errors or omissions therein however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise. DPIE and all its member officers and employees expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person or corporation into whose hands the Information may come whether as purchased or otherwise, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person or corporation in reliance in whole or part upon the whole or any part of the Information. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) [NSW] disclaims all responsibility for the information provided, and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages, and costs that may be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason. Please refer to the NSW Government data disclaimer on SEED https://www.seed.nsw.gov.au/copyright-disclaimer&rft_rights=Gippsland buoys - In consideration of Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Inc. permitting use of this data, you acknowledge and agree that neither the Crown in respect of the State of Victoria, Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Inc. or its Directors or employees, give any warranty in relation to the data (including currency, accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability) and accept no liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) whatsoever and howsoever caused for any loss damage or cost (including consequential damage) relating to any use of or reliance on the data.&rft_rights=IMOS buoys - Any users of IMOS data are required to clearly acknowledge the source of the material derived from IMOS in the format: Data was sourced from Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure strategy (NCRIS). If relevant, also credit other organisations involved in collection of this particular datastream (as listed in 'credit' in the metadata record).&rft_rights=UWA buoys - Any users of IMOS data are required to clearly acknowledge the source of the material in the format: \Data was sourced from Australia?s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)\. This wave data was collected and quality controlled by the University of Western Australia. This dataset is an output from the Catching Oz Waves project, which received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/DP748) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).&rft_rights=NSW nearshore wave buoys - Data users must clearly acknowledge: NSW nearshore wave buoy data were collected, processed and provided by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment Nearshore Wave Data Program\. For more information visit: https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/nsw-nearshore-wave-buoy-parameter-time-series-data-completed-deployments. This dataset is an output from the Catching Oz Waves project, which received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/DP748) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).&rft_rights=Deakin University buoys - If you use this data please attribute as ?Wave data was provided by the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program with funding through Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, University of Melbourne and Deakin University.? For the Cape Bridgewater Sofar Ocean buoys that are being used in the IMOS new technology proving trials in additional please acknowledge ?Data was sourced from Australia?s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) ? IMOS is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). This dataset is an output from the Catching Oz Waves project, which received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/DP748) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).?&rft_rights=Pilbara Ports buoys - Data users must clearly acknowledge: Data was provided by the Pilbara Ports Authority with assistance from OMC International. This dataset is an output from the Catching Oz Waves project, which received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/DP748) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)&rft_rights=South Australian buoys - If you are using this data please acknowledge that “Flinders University and the South Australia Research and Development Institute provided the wave data from Gulf Saint Vincent, via funding from SA Water, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the SA Department for Environment and Water (DEW) through its Coastal Research and Development Grant Program.” If you are using data from the Robe wave buoys please acknowledge that “Flinders University and the South Australia Research and Development Institute provided the wave data from the Robe region, via funding from the District Council of Robe.”&rft_rights=Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0&rft_subject=oceans&rft_subject=Oceans | Ocean Waves | Significant Wave Height&rft_subject=Oceans | Ocean Waves | Wave Period&rft_subject=Oceans | Ocean Waves | Wave Spectra&rft_subject=Oceans | Ocean Waves | Wave Speed/direction&rft_subject=Global / Oceans | Indian Ocean&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Great Australian Bight, SA/WA&rft_subject=Global / Oceans | Pacific Ocean&rft_subject=Global / Oceans | South West Pacific Ocean&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Tasmania Coast West, TAS&rft_subject=Regional Seas | Coral Sea&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | West Australia Coast South, WA&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | South Australia Coast, SA&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Queensland Coast South, QLD&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Kangaroo Island, SA&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | New South Wales Coast, NSW&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Victoria Coast, VIC&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Albatross Bay, QLD&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | West Australia Coast West, WA&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Northern Territory Coast, NT&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Maria Island, TAS&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Gippsland Lakes, VIC&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Great Barrier Reef, QLD&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Queensland Coast Northwest, QLD&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Gulf St. Vincent, SA&rft_subject=marinewms&rft_subject=moored surface buoy&rft_subject=Average zero crossing period of the highest 1/3rd of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Maximum height of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Average zero crossing period of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Sea-floor depth below surface of the water body&rft_subject=Average height of the highest 1/3rd of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Period at second highest energy spectrum peak of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Directional spreading of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Average zero crossing period of the highest 1/10th waves on the water body&rft_subject=Direction of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Period at the peak spectral energy of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Spectral significant height of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Direction at spectral maximum of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Wave Buoys Sub-Facility, Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)&rft_subject=wave recorders&rft_subject=Sofar Ocean Spotter wave buoy&rft.type=dataset&rft.language=English Access the data

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The licence details for use of this data is "free and unrestricted". We request that attribution is "Department of Transport [W.A]; State of Queensland, Department of Environment and Science; Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), New South Wales Government; Gippsland Ports; Integrated Marine Observing System; University of Western Australia (UWA); Deakin University, Pilbara Ports Authority, Flinders University and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) [year-of-data-downloaded], Wave buoys Observations - Australia - near real-time, Downloaded from [url] on [date-of-download]".

Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/other/disclaimer.shtml for Bureau disclaimer details.

DOT buoys - The Dept of Transport [W.A] provides this data with the following disclaimer: "The Dept of Transport does not provide any warranty as to the accuracy of the Information nor as to its reliability. No person or corporation should act solely on the Information without considering, and, if necessary, seeking verification of the Information from an alternative information supplier. Neither Transport nor any member officer or employee undertakes responsibility in any way whatsoever to any person or corporation in respect of the Information including any errors or omissions therein however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise. (Dept of) Transport and all its member officers and employees expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person or corporation into whose hands the Information may come whether as purchased or otherwise, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person or corporation in reliance in whole or part upon the whole or any part of the Information."

DES buoys - The Coastal Impacts Unit, DES disclaims all responsibility for the information provided, and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages, and costs that may be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason

MHL buoys - New disclaimer (November 2022) - NSW buoys Recipients of this ocean wave data will be subject to the following conditions: The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) [NSW] provides this data with the following disclaimer: "The Department of Planning and Environment does not provide any warranty as to the accuracy of the Information nor as to its reliability. No person or corporation should act solely on the Information without considering, and, if necessary, seeking verification of the Information from an alternative information supplier. Neither DPE nor any member officer or employee undertakes responsibility in any way whatsoever to any person or corporation in respect of the Information including any errors or omissions therein however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise. DPE and all its member officers and employees expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person or corporation into whose hands the Information may come whether as purchased or otherwise, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person or corporation in reliance in whole or part upon the whole or any part of the Information." The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) [NSW] disclaims all responsibility for the information provided, and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages, and costs that may be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason. Please refer to the NSW Government data disclaimer on SEED https://www.seed.nsw.gov.au/copyright-disclaimer.

Former disclaimer - The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) [NSW] provides this data with the following disclaimer: "The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment does not provide any warranty as to the accuracy of the Information nor as to its reliability. No person or corporation should act solely on the Information without considering, and, if necessary, seeking verification of the Information from an alternative information supplier. Neither DPIE nor any member officer or employee undertakes responsibility in any way whatsoever to any person or corporation in respect of the Information including any errors or omissions therein however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise. DPIE and all its member officers and employees expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person or corporation into whose hands the Information may come whether as purchased or otherwise, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person or corporation in reliance in whole or part upon the whole or any part of the Information." The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) [NSW] disclaims all responsibility for the information provided, and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages, and costs that may be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason. Please refer to the NSW Government data disclaimer on SEED https://www.seed.nsw.gov.au/copyright-disclaimer

Gippsland buoys - In consideration of Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Inc. permitting use of this data, you acknowledge and agree that neither the Crown in respect of the State of Victoria, Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Inc. or its Directors or employees, give any warranty in relation to the data (including currency, accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability) and accept no liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) whatsoever and howsoever caused for any loss damage or cost (including consequential damage) relating to any use of or reliance on the data.

IMOS buoys - Any users of IMOS data are required to clearly acknowledge the source of the material derived from IMOS in the format: "Data was sourced from Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure strategy (NCRIS)." If relevant, also credit other organisations involved in collection of this particular datastream (as listed in 'credit' in the metadata record).

UWA buoys - Any users of IMOS data are required to clearly acknowledge the source of the material in the format: \"Data was sourced from Australia?s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)\". This wave data was collected and quality controlled by the University of Western Australia. This dataset is an output from the Catching Oz Waves project, which received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/DP748) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)."

NSW nearshore wave buoys - Data users must clearly acknowledge: NSW nearshore wave buoy data were collected, processed and provided by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment Nearshore Wave Data Program\". For more information visit: https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/nsw-nearshore-wave-buoy-parameter-time-series-data-completed-deployments. This dataset is an output from the Catching Oz Waves project, which received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/DP748) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

Deakin University buoys - If you use this data please attribute as ?Wave data was provided by the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program with funding through Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, University of Melbourne and Deakin University.? For the Cape Bridgewater Sofar Ocean buoys that are being used in the IMOS new technology proving trials in additional please acknowledge ?Data was sourced from Australia?s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) ? IMOS is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). This dataset is an output from the Catching Oz Waves project, which received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/DP748) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).?

Pilbara Ports buoys - Data users must clearly acknowledge: "Data was provided by the Pilbara Ports Authority with assistance from OMC International. This dataset is an output from the Catching Oz Waves project, which received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/DP748) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)"

South Australian buoys - If you are using this data please acknowledge that “Flinders University and the South Australia Research and Development Institute provided the wave data from Gulf Saint Vincent, via funding from SA Water, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the SA Department for Environment and Water (DEW) through its Coastal Research and Development Grant Program.” If you are using data from the Robe wave buoys please acknowledge that “Flinders University and the South Australia Research and Development Institute provided the wave data from the Robe region, via funding from the District Council of Robe.”

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Brief description

Buoys provide integral wave parameters. Buoy data from the following organisations contribute to the National Wave Archive: Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (part of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), which has assumed function of the former NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)); Bureau of Meteorology; Western Australia Department of Transport (DOT); the Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES); the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS); Gippsland Ports; the NSW Nearshore Wave Data Program from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE); the University of Western Australia (UWA); Deakin University, Pilbara Ports Authority and Flinders University and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

The data from MHL, BOM, DOT, DES, Gippsland Ports and Pilbara Ports Authority, is gathered by the Waverider system developed by the Dutch company, Datawell. Some older wave data were collected using non-directional Waverider buoys. As technology advanced and directional measuring capabilities were developed in wave buoys, wave buoy networks were gradually upgraded to directional Waverider buoys. Therefore, some older datasets do not have directional information whereas newer datasets have directional information.

The data from IMOS, the NSW Nearshore Wave Data Program, DPE, UWA, Deakin, Flinders University and SARDI comes from Spotter Wave Buoys, developed by Sofar Ocean Technologies, which collect data similarly to the Waverider system.

BOM, DES, DOT, MHL, IMOS (some) and Gippsland Ports - The wave buoy data is issued in GTS bulletins (which are only available for 24 hours) : IOWK01 (in BUFR format) and SWWE01 (CREX format). The data is collated by the Bureau into a CSV file (containing the last 24 hours of observations) which is updated every hour, at 5 minutes past the hour. This data is provided via WFS to the AODN.

IMOS (some), DPE, UWA, Deakin, Flinders University + SARDI - The data is updated every hour, at 40 minutes past the hour.

Pilbara Ports Authority - The data is uploaded every hour, at 30 minutes past the hour.

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Maintenance and Update Frequency: continual
Statement: Waverider buoy data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Telecommunication System (GTS) is provided, as delivered, by the Bureau of Meteorology. In March 2018, Queensland buoys were added. In July 2020, NSW MHL buoys were added. In September 2020, Victorian buoys were added. In April 2021, IMOS buoys were added, with more added In November 2021. In November 2002 UWA, NSW Nearshore Wave Data Program, Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program and Pilbara Port's buoys were added. In August 2023 Flinders University + SARDI buoys were added.

This data is collated by AODN, and made available as a timeseries. The location of the buoy in the WMO message is recorded in degrees, minutes (not seconds), hence the location is only accurate to 1-2 kilometres.
Statement: UPDATE - In November 2022, existing data from MHL, BOM, DOT, DES, IMOS and Gippsland Port were reformatted to comply with a new NetCDF file standard.

Notes

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Australian Bureau of Meteorology
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Data from the Buoys in Western Australia is kindly provided by Department of Transport (DOT)
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Data from the Buoys in Queensland is kindly provided by Department of Environment and Science (DES). The following buoys are part of these joint projects: Tweed River entrance sand bypass project (Tweed Heads), Port of Brisbane Corporation (North Moreton Bay and Caloundra), Gold Coast City Council (Gold Coast), Department of Transport and Main Roads (Mooloolaba), Gladstone Ports Corporation (Gladstone), North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited (Hay Point, Albatross Bay)
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Data collection of Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL) buoys, funded by NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) (formerly known as Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE)) (prior funding by former NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH))
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MHL Waverider buoy system and data management undertaken for NSW DPE (formerly DPIE) by NSW Public Works Manly Hydraulics Laboratory
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Data from the Lakes Entrance buoy is kindly provided by Gippsland Ports.
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Data from the Maria Island and Goodrich Bank Buoys - the wave buoy infrastructure was funded by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), with co-investment from the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
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Data from the Brisbane Offshore Buoy - the wave buoy infrastructure was funded by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), with co-investment from the Department of Environment and Science (DES), Queensland and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
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NSW nearshore wave buoy data were collected, processed and provided by the NSW DPE Nearshore Wave Data Program
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Data from the Deakin buoys - Wave data was provided by the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program with funding through Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, University of Melbourne and Deakin University.
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Data from the Pilbara buoys - Data was provided by the Pilbara Ports Authority with assistance from OMC International.
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Catching Oz Waves project
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Flinders University and the South Australia Research and Development Institute provided the wave data from Gulf Saint Vincent, via funding from SA Water, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the SA Department for Environment and Water (DEW) through its Coastal Research and Development Grant Program. The buoys in the Robe area were funded by the District Council of Robe.

Created: 16 06 2017

This dataset is part of a larger collection

114,-31 114,-30 115,-30 115,-31 114,-31

114.5,-30.5

115,-33 115,-31 116,-31 116,-33 115,-33

115.5,-32

129,-11 129,-10 130,-10 130,-11 129,-11

129.5,-10.5

141,-13 141,-11 142,-11 142,-13 141,-13

141.5,-12

145,-17 145,-16 146,-16 146,-17 145,-17

145.5,-16.5

147,-20 147,-19 148,-19 148,-20 147,-20

147.5,-19.5

151,-24 151,-23 152,-23 152,-24 151,-24

151.5,-23.5

152,-25 152,-24 153,-24 153,-25 152,-25

152.5,-24.5

149,-22 149,-21 150,-21 150,-22 149,-22

149.5,-21.5

153,-29 153,-25 154,-25 154,-27 155,-27 155,-28 154,-28 154,-29 153,-29

154,-27

153,-31 153,-30 154,-30 154,-31 153,-31

153.5,-30.5

114,-34 114,-33 115,-33 115,-34 114,-34

114.5,-33.5

151,-35 151,-33 152,-33 152,-35 151,-35

151.5,-34

150,-38 150,-37 151,-37 151,-38 150,-38

150.5,-37.5

147,-38 147,-37 148,-37 148,-38 147,-38

147.5,-37.5

121,-35 121,-33 122,-33 122,-35 121,-35

121.5,-34

136,-37 136,-36 137,-36 137,-37 136,-37

136.5,-36.5

150,-36 150,-35 151,-35 151,-36 150,-36

150.5,-35.5

117,-36 117,-35 118,-35 118,-36 117,-36

117.5,-35.5

145,-43 145,-42 146,-42 146,-43 145,-43

145.5,-42.5

148,-43 148,-42 149,-42 149,-43 148,-43

148.5,-42.5

Subjects
Average height of the highest 1/3rd of waves on the water body | Average zero crossing period of the highest 1/10th waves on the water body | Average zero crossing period of the highest 1/3rd of waves on the water body | Average zero crossing period of waves on the water body | Coastal Waters (Australia) | New South Wales Coast, NSW | Coastal Waters (Australia) | Northern Territory Coast, NT | Coastal Waters (Australia) | Queensland Coast Northwest, QLD | Coastal Waters (Australia) | Queensland Coast South, QLD | Coastal Waters (Australia) | South Australia Coast, SA | Coastal Waters (Australia) | Tasmania Coast West, TAS | Coastal Waters (Australia) | Victoria Coast, VIC | Coastal Waters (Australia) | West Australia Coast South, WA | Coastal Waters (Australia) | West Australia Coast West, WA | Direction at spectral maximum of waves on the water body | Direction of waves on the water body | Directional spreading of waves on the water body | Global / Oceans | Indian Ocean | Global / Oceans | Pacific Ocean | Global / Oceans | South West Pacific Ocean | Marine Features (Australia) | Albatross Bay, QLD | Marine Features (Australia) | Gippsland Lakes, VIC | Marine Features (Australia) | Great Australian Bight, SA/WA | Marine Features (Australia) | Great Barrier Reef, QLD | Marine Features (Australia) | Gulf St. Vincent, SA | Marine Features (Australia) | Kangaroo Island, SA | Marine Features (Australia) | Maria Island, TAS | Maximum height of waves on the water body | Oceans | Ocean Waves | Significant Wave Height | Oceans | Ocean Waves | Wave Period | Oceans | Ocean Waves | Wave Spectra | Oceans | Ocean Waves | Wave Speed/direction | Period at second highest energy spectrum peak of waves on the water body | Period at the peak spectral energy of waves on the water body | Regional Seas | Coral Sea | Sea-floor depth below surface of the water body | Sofar Ocean Spotter wave buoy | Spectral significant height of waves on the water body | Wave Buoys Sub-Facility, Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) | marinewms | moored surface buoy | oceans | wave recorders |

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Other Information
(DownloadableData: [graph] Cape du Couedic Wave Observations)

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDS65030.shtml

(DownloadableData: [graph] Cape Sorell Waverider Buoy Observations)

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDT65014.shtml

(DownloadableData: [BUFR-IOWK01 or CREX-SWWE01] WMO WIS GTS wavebuoy bulletins)

uri : http://wisupt.bom.gov.au/openwis-user-portal/srv/en/main.home

(WA DOT Wave monitoring sites)

uri : http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/about-wave-data.asp

(Queensland Department of Environment & Science wave monitoring sites)

uri : https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/coasts-waterways/beach/waves-sites

(Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program sites)

uri : https://vicwaves.com.au/

(South Australian Monitoring Program sites)

uri : https://sawaves.org/

(OGC WFS help documentation)

uri : https://help.aodn.org.au/web-services/ogc-wfs/

(ncUrlList help documentation)

uri : https://help.aodn.org.au/web-services/ncurllist-service/

(DownloadableData: [graph] Maria Island Wave Observations)

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDT65091.shtml

(DownloadableData: [graph] Goodrich Bank Wave Observations)

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDD65028.shtml

(Wave Buoy Operations and Data Management Guidelines Manual)

uri : https://content.aodn.org.au/Documents/IMOS/Conventions/Wave_standards/AODN_wave_buoy_operations_and_data_management_guidelines_v1.0.pdf

Award DP748 funded by ARDC

doi : https://doi.org/10.47486/dp748

Identifiers
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