Installation of a new tide gauge at Port Ferréol (Les Issambres)


As part of the French project for creating a regional tsunami alert centre in the North-East Atlantic and Mediterranean (CRATANEM project 2009-2012), led by the public safety directorate of the overseas and territorial communities and immigration ministry (MIOMCTI/DSC) and by the general directorate for risk prevention of the ministry for ecology, sustainable development, transport and housing (MEDDTL/DGPR), SHOM is extending its sea level observation network (RONIM) with the aim of enabling tsunamis to be detected in the Mediterranean by the national tsunami alert centre (CENALT), which will be housed by the atomic energy commission (CEA/DAM).

To this end, SHOM installed a new tide gauge at Port Ferréol (in the town of Issambres) in the Var department at the end of March 2012. The real-time transmission of sea level measurements will thus make it possible to observe any tsunami that may occur coming, in particular, from the Ligurian Sea or the North African coast.


Marégraphe de Port Ferréol (Crédits SHOM, mars 2012)     Marégraphe de Port Ferréol gros plan (Crédits SHOM, mars 2012)
Tide gauge in Port Ferréol (photo credits SHOM, March 2012)



The data and data sheet concerning the new station will be on REFMAR :

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