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Wave buoys Observations - Australia - near real-time

Australian Ocean Data Network
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
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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 and Pilbara Ports Authority. 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, and Deakin 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 - 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.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. 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.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.date=2017&rft.coverage=114,-31 114,-30 115,-30 115,-31&rft.coverage=115,-33 115,-31 116,-31 116,-33&rft.coverage=141,-13 141,-11 142,-11 142,-13&rft.coverage=145,-17 145,-16 146,-16 146,-17&rft.coverage=147,-20 147,-19 148,-19 148,-20&rft.coverage=149,-22 149,-21 150,-21 150,-22&rft.coverage=152,-25 152,-24 153,-24 153,-25&rft.coverage=151,-24 151,-23 152,-23 152,-24&rft.coverage=153,-29 153,-25 154,-25 154,-27 155,-27 155,-28 154,-28 154,-29&rft.coverage=153,-31 153,-30 154,-30 154,-31&rft.coverage=114,-34 114,-33 115,-33 115,-34&rft.coverage=151,-34 151,-33 152,-33 152,-34&rft.coverage=150,-38 150,-37 151,-37 151,-38&rft.coverage=147,-38 147,-37 148,-37 148,-38&rft.coverage=121,-35 121,-33 122,-33 122,-35&rft.coverage=136,-37 136,-36 137,-36 137,-37&rft.coverage=150,-36 150,-35 151,-35 151,-36&rft.coverage=117,-36 117,-35 118,-35 118,-36&rft.coverage=145,-43 145,-42 146,-42 146,-43&rft.coverage=148,-43 148,-42 149,-42 149,-43&rft_rights=Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0&rft_subject=oceans&rft_subject=SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT&rft_subject=EARTH SCIENCE&rft_subject=OCEANS&rft_subject=OCEAN WAVES&rft_subject=WAVE PERIOD&rft_subject=WAVE SPECTRA&rft_subject=WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION&rft_subject=Global / Oceans | Indian Ocean&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 West, WA&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | West Australia Coast South, WA&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | South Australia Coast, SA&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Great Australian Bight, SA/WA&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Kangaroo Island, SA&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Queensland Coast Northwest, QLD&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Queensland Coast South, QLD&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Albatross Bay, QLD&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Great Barrier Reef, QLD&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | New South Wales Coast, NSW&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Victoria Coast, VIC&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Gippsland Lakes, VIC&rft_subject=Marine Features (Australia) | Maria Island, TAS&rft_subject=Coastal Waters (Australia) | Northern Territory Coast, NT&rft_subject=marinewms&rft_subject=moored surface buoy&rft_subject=Sea-floor depth below surface of the water body&rft_subject=Significant height of waves on the water body&rft_subject=Period at the peak spectral energy 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=Directional spreading 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.type=dataset&rft.language=English Access the data

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Contact Information

coastal.sciences@dsiti.qld.gov.au
MHL.Reception@mhl.nsw.gov.au
feedback@gippslandports.vic.gov.au

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 and Pilbara Ports Authority.

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, and Deakin 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 - 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.

Lineage

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.

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.
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

Credit
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Credit
Data from the Buoys in Western Australia is kindly provided by Department of Transport (DOT)
Credit
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)
Credit
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))
Credit
MHL Waverider buoy system and data management undertaken for NSW DPE (formerly DPIE) by NSW Public Works Manly Hydraulics Laboratory
Credit
Data from the Lakes Entrance buoy is kindly provided by Gippsland Ports.
Credit
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.
Credit
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.
Credit
NSW nearshore wave buoy data were collected, processed and provided by the NSW DPE Nearshore Wave Data Program
Credit
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.
Credit
Data from the Pilbara buoys - Data was provided by the Pilbara Ports Authority with assistance from OMC International.
Credit
Catching Oz Waves project

Created: 16 06 2017

This dataset is part of a larger collection

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

151.5,-23.5

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

152.5,-24.5

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

141.5,-12

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

145.5,-16.5

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

147.5,-19.5

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

149.5,-21.5

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

154,-27

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

153.5,-30.5

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

114.5,-30.5

152,-32 152,-31 153,-31 153,-32

152.5,-31.5

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

151.5,-34

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

121.5,-34

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

150.5,-35.5

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

117.5,-35.5

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

115.5,-32

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

114.5,-33.5

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

136.5,-36.5

149,-38 149,-37 151,-37 151,-38

150,-37.5

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

147.5,-37.5

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

145.5,-42.5

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

148.5,-42.5

Subjects
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 | Directional spreading of waves on the water body | EARTH SCIENCE | 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) | Kangaroo Island, SA | Marine Features (Australia) | Maria Island, TAS | Maximum height of waves on the water body | OCEAN WAVES | OCEANS | Period at the peak spectral energy of waves on the water body | Regional Seas | Coral Sea | Significant Wave Height | Sea-floor depth below surface of the water body | Significant height of waves on the water body | Wave Period | Wave Spectra | Wave Speed/direction | Wave Buoys Sub-Facility, Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) | marinewms | moored surface buoy | oceans |

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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/

(OGC WFS help documentation)

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

(DownloadableData: [graph] Goodrich Bank Wave Observations)

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

(DownloadableData: [graph] Maria Island Wave Observations)

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

(ncUrlList help documentation)

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

Identifiers
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