PMA 1970s wave buoys

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About this Collection

PMA 1970s wave buoys

A dataset of multiple simultaneous wave buoy observations collected in the 1970s, primarily for the use of the local Port Authority, has recently been released, and is available for research purposes. The measurements were conducted in Port Philip Bay (PPB), situated in the Australian state of Victoria. PPB is a semi-enclosed embayment with a conti... more

Environmental Monitoring Physical Oceanography



Julian O'Grady

waves waverider buoy Port Phillip Bay



The Port of Melbourne Authority undertook the data acquisition. Wind and Bulk spectral wave data were collected every 4 hours (in 10min bursts) by non-directional Datawell Waverider buoys for a 2.5 year period between Jul 1974 to March 1977. At any one time, up to three buoys were deployed. The campaign started with one buoy located at the northern part of the bay (Altona) and one at the southern part (Rosebud) for a period of one year. This was followed by three east bay locations (Rosebud, St Kilda and Aspendale) over spring of 1975. The final stage of the deployment compared a west bay buoy (St Leonards) to two east bay location (a combination of either Mount Martha, Mornington, Aspendale and/or Frankston).

Victorian Department of of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Port of Melbourne Authority (now defunct)

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence

CSIRO (Australia), Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) (Australia)

O'Grady, Julian; James, Darren; McInnes, Kathy; Trenham, Claire (2020): PMA 1970s wave buoys. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.

All Rights (including copyright) Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) 2020.

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Location Details

37°52′22.8″ S

38°19′55.2″ S

145°5′22.56″ E

144°46′34.68″ E


About this Project

DELWP PPB Coastal Hazard Assessment

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazards Assessment (PPBCHA) is a project to be delivered by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in partnership with the Association of Bayside Municipalities, the ten local governments around the Bay, the Municipal Association of Victoria, Parks Victoria and Melbourne Water. The work... more

Kathy McInnes

Julian O'Grady

Darren James

Kathy McInnes

Claire Trenham

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