Permanent Tide Gauge Station in Dubai Emirate – The Geodesy and Hydrographic Survey Section of Dubai Municipality had established a permanent tidal station at Al Mamzaar during June 2012. Purpose of project is collect precise Tide Data continuously for a period of 19 years for mean sea level calculation, annual sea level rise, to provide precise tide and its related meteorological data to various users and to define and update a precise vertical datum for Dubai Emirate. There is no such permanent tidal station elsewhere in the Gulf region and this is first time in the history of middle east, such a project is being materialized Due to massive constructions took place in the near shore / offshore area of Dubai Emirate and sea level raises due to global warming the Geodesy and Hydrographic Survey Section of the Survey Department, Dubai Municipality, felt the need of a Permanent Tide Gauge Station in the Gulf sea.
The Survey Department of Dubai Municipality already had a network of 5 coastal and an offshore tide/meteorological stations which are continuously monitoring and recording tide/met data from 2004 onwards. The Surveyors, Mariners, Fishing Community, Marine /Offshore / Near Shore Construction Engineers, Hydrographers, Coastal Management Group and the Navigators are the most benefitted by the tidal information provided by the Survey Department of Dubai Municipality.
What we will get from the project:
- Very precise daily tidal variation, annual mean sea level variations, sea level rise due to tsunami /earth quakes/ low pressure etc…
- Atmospheric pressure, atmospheric temperature and sea water temperature, which are the basic reasons for sudden variations in sea levels.
- Wind speed, wind direction and visibility sensors are monitored with the help of a meteorological station near by
- The most important result from a permanent tidal station is the tidal data, which is used to define a precise vertical datum for Dubai Emirate.