Installation of new tide gauges
New  tide gauges have recently been installed at Djibouti Ville in Djibouti Republic and Pointe Noire, Congo.

The Djibouti gauge is operating and delivering data to the ODINAFRICA Sea Level Data Facility. The Pointe Noire tide gauge will soon be fully operational.





African Sea Level Data Facility
The ODINAFRICA Data Facility (developed under the Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa), is already operational at the IODE Project Office in Ostend, Belgium The roles of the facility are: (i) Data capture via GTS and archive in relational database as an OdinAfrica backup to national and GLOSS data centres, (ii) Web-display (including  plots and raw data provision) and provision of tide-gauge operator alert in case of equipment mal-function, (iii) semi-automatic data quality control, and (iii) communication with technical consultant and perhaps provide line  management.

The facility is built in a transplantable format with a view to having it mirrored at a location in Africa. The data will also be mirrored on the respective ODINAFRICA NODC website. The facility receives real time from the sea level data directly via GTS. The GTS link has been made possibly thanks to the kind cooperation of the World Meteorological Organisation. The sea level tide tool can be accessed at:

Tide Predictions for selected station in Africa
Both the ODINAFRICA Project Office and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) have interest to promote the use of the data generated from these tide gauges for benefit of the oceanographic community and the general public as a whole. Productions of the tidal predictions have been identified as one way of making use of the data generated. In this respect, within the framework of, and in accordance with the ODINAFRICA and IOCWIO-VI work plans, and in cooperation between IOC/UNESCO and WIOMSA, tidal predictions have been prepared for the following stations for the period
of 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2010.

Other sources of real time data











The development of the GLOSS Africa and it's website is supported by ODINAFRICA