Australasian Hydrographic Society

Tides Workshop 2016

  • 16 May 2016
  • 09:00
  • 18 May 2016
  • 17:00
  • Tidal Unit, Bureau of Meteorology, Adelaide

The PCTMSL/Bureau is sponsoring a tides workshop aimed at raising the level of tidal knowledge of those people involved in marine operations, hydrographic surveying and data collection.

The workshop will be conducted at the Tidal Unit, Bureau of Meteorology, Adelaide, and will consist of a mixture of theory and hands-on sessions. It is scheduled to run over three days, 16-18th May, 2016 with a field trip on the 19th May 2016.

The topics to be covered include;

  • Tidal theory
  • Storm surges and extreme events
  • Mean sea level and climate variability
  • Climate change and sea level rise
  • Instrumentation
  • Real time systems and meteorological sensors
  • Benchmark levelling and datums
  • Tidal models
  • Data analysis and quality control
  • Archiving and quality assurance
Participants will be encouraged to share information in the form of short presentations.

The attendance fee will be $1,200 GST inclusive, which will cover all lectures and practical sessions, lecture notes, and copies of relevant software. Notebook computers will be supplied.

Participant numbers will be a maximum of 8. If there is sufficient interest, further workshops will be conducted in 2017.

The Bureau office is less than a kilometer south of the city centre at 431 King William St., Adelaide. The Adelaide CBD offers a range of accommodation options that are a 5-15 minute walk away.

Inquiries may be directed to Mr James Chittleborough, telephone 08 8366 2712 or email to

Please note that deadline for applications is Friday 6th May 2016.

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