Historic tide gauge data in non-digital form

Service Historique de la Défense - Marine archives in Rochefort (photo credit Université de La Rochelle, 2003)


REFMAR is not just about the provision of current sea level observations but is also about the ability to obtain sets of measurements covering several decades for certain stations. In order to achieve that, it is essential to save and digitize historical tide gauge data, all the more so as French has an extremely rich fund of historical records, both in terms of stations and in the volume of the data held, which bears witness to a past that is now