Tide measurement & reporting
HydroSurvey Australia manages the tide data for the whole of South Australia and we represent the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) on the Permanent Committee on Tides & Mean Sea Level (PCTMSL). Tidal data information is collected, measured and managed by HydroSurvey Australia.
Tide gauges have been established at all standard ports in South Australia. The measurements recorded are supplied to the National Tidal Unit of the Bureau of Meteorology for the calculation of tidal predictions for future years.
An Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) unit is used to record wave heights and current flow throughout the water column. It has been used to measure the movement of coastal sands and assist in marine dredging operations by determining the current flow through shipping channels.
Working in partnership with DPTI
Tide books containing tidal predictions are published in partnership with DPTI to assist local mariners, fishermen and boating enthusiasts.