Coastal Observatory, Liverpool Bay, Irish Sea Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory website

Past news items

2nd April 2012
Glider deployment
Glider-117 Zephyr was launched on another Irish Sea mission at 15:00 on the 2 April 2012.
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15th April 2010
Glider recovery
Glider-117 (Zephyr) was recovered on the 12th April after completing a survey of the Irish Sea.
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4th February 2010
National Oceanography Centre
The Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory will form part of a larger organisation called the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) as of the 1st of April 2010.
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4th March 2009
Coastal Observatory workshops
The third of a series of international workshops on Coastal Observatories is going to be held in the UK at Abingdon ( near Oxford) on 11-12 March 2009.
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4th October 2007
GODAE coastal workshop
The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment has its first workshop 10-11 October 2007.
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10th September 2007
The first five years
August 2007 marked five years of continuous running of the POL Coastal Observatory in Liverpool Bay.

29th January 2007
BBC Radio Merseyside
Debate and interviews on the burning topics with Roger Phillips.This evening 18:00-19:00 the debate will be on climate change with references to measurements beingtaken in Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea.

» Find out about the two types of radar being used
» View latest radar images from Hilbre Island
» View latest radar images from Formby Point
» Find out about Irish Sea ferry measurements

13th February 2006
Hilbre Channel wave buoy
The wave buoy in the Hilbre Channel has been re-deployed after battery replacement.
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16th January 2006
Marine radar (X-band)
The marine radar is now operational again. It is setup to record images every 30 minutes. We are using it to measure currents, waves and water depths.
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12th December 2005
Glider data
Data and plots are now available to download and view from the autonomous Glider deployed in the Irish Sea during the autumn period.
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23rd November 2005
New mapping tool
The new MapViewer allows you to spatially view our real-time systems and model forecasts.
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17th November 2005
Glider experiment
An autonomous Glider was deployed in the Irish Sea on the 26 October and recovered on the 17 November.
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5th April 2005
Additional mooring site
we have now deployed a second mooring site (Site B), just off the North Wales coast and near to the North Hoyle wind farm.
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