The Deep Water waves sub-Facility monitors oceanic waves in deep water off the coast of Queensland. Despite an extensive network of wave buoys exists along the Queensland coast, the addition of the Deep Water wave buoys extends this network beyond the coastal zone and provides valuable information on how waves transform from deep to shallow waters. The establishment of the Deep Water waves sub-Facility provides the first non-satellite observations of this important transition from deep-water to coastal waters.
The Deep Water Waves sub-facility is funded by the Department of Environment and Science, Queensland.
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Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.