Deployment of a new tide gauge observatory on the island of Saint-Pierre (Islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

 

Marégraphe de Saint-Pierre (Crédits SHOM, mai 2012)

Tide gauge observatory on the island of St-Pierre (photo credit SHOM - Noé Poffa, May 2012)

 

Thetide gauge observatory on Saint-Pierre (islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon) was installed at the end of May/beginning of June 2012 by SHOM in order to contribute, in particular, to the monitoring of long-term changes in the sea level. Its installation was financed by the Saint Pierre and Miquelon Direction des territoires, de l'alimentation et de la mer.

Carte marine SHOM n°6118 Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Carte Marine SHOM n°982 - Abords de Saint-Pierre

 

Carte marine SHOM n*982 - Détail du port de Saint-Pierre

Location of the tide gauge on the island of Saint-Pierre


The observatory is installed in the port on the island of Saint-Pierre in the North Atlantic. It consists of:

- a Krohne Optiflex radar sensor;

- an Elta acquisition unit.

Due to the exceptional weather conditions, the electronic components of the acquisition unit and sensor can operate in temperatures down to around -40°C.

 

The full data sheet concerning the observatory, as well as the real-time and non-real-time observations, can be consulted here.

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